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Title: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 11, 2008, 01:23:52 PM
I have heard for the longest time sence they took it off adult swim and moved it to comedy central that they were going to start making new episodes.  Thus far, though, i have only seen reruns.  every time i see a futurama marathon i get all excited thinking that they are going to start the new episodes afterwords.

its one of my favorite shows ever and i cant wait for the new episodes.  although i may be alittle outta the loop seeing that my 4 year old takes over the tv everyday and we have to watch spongebob almost 24/7.  i have been checking up on it every so often though.

anyone have any news for me??
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Douglin on October 11, 2008, 01:45:20 PM
You know about the DVD movies right?

Bender's Big Score
http://www.youtube.com/v/oEiJ3QA4kKs&hl=en&fs=1

The Beast with a Billion Backs
http://www.youtube.com/v/lVDS8Hf5odE&hl=en&fs=1

and coming next month
Bender's Game
http://www.youtube.com/v/_ad-j2Dd_Vg&hl=en&fs=1

one more is coming out in April called 'Into the Wild Green Yonder'

In 2009 these movies will be sliced up into 4 episodes each and shown on CC to get 16 new episodes.  As far as I'm aware there has been no news on how/if the show will continue in any form after that.

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 11, 2008, 04:09:28 PM
so the movies they are making, are going to be the episodes......cheaters  :angry:
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on October 12, 2008, 09:14:50 PM
It explains why they seem very divided into different tones and plots. It feels like it was intended to be split up, and doesn't play as well in one whole viewing. It's a shame, because that is a fault of the writing, and Futurama has always had excellent writing in it's original five seasons, yet it's the same writers brought back to do these movies. Maybe they were hamstrung in structure by the studio.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 12, 2008, 09:40:39 PM
i'm sure they had something to do with it.  shit like that always happens.  i just thought that the movies were supposed to be like a hold over until the new eps were out. 

and i'll say again.....damn cheaters  :angry:
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sideswipe on October 13, 2008, 12:08:40 AM
Please, I should warn you.  I'm an expert on humans, not robutts.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: dangfish on October 13, 2008, 04:18:26 AM
It explains why they seem very divided into different tones and plots. It feels like it was intended to be split up, and doesn't play as well in one whole viewing. It's a shame, because that is a fault of the writing, and Futurama has always had excellent writing in it's original five seasons, yet it's the same writers brought back to do these movies. Maybe they were hamstrung in structure by the studio.

Yeah, I only saw the first movie so far but this was my impression as well. It didn't flow well in longer format.  Still, it was nice to see the gang again and I was a big enough fan that I'll eventually check out the other movie. I'm just not in a tremendous hurry about it. Are they doing more of them?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on October 13, 2008, 06:13:54 AM
As noted earlier there's going to be a total of four, at least unless they sell real well and Fox asks for more.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: torgosPizza on October 13, 2008, 09:18:50 AM
i just thought that the movies were supposed to be like a hold over until the new eps were out. 

The box... says no.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 13, 2008, 12:13:28 PM
i just thought that the movies were supposed to be like a hold over until the new eps were out. 

The box... says no.

 :'(
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: anais.jude on October 13, 2008, 01:58:56 PM
i just thought that the movies were supposed to be like a hold over until the new eps were out. 

The box... says no.

 :'(


Steff has learned how mean the mods can truly be. Just don't mention Red Dawn or Dune
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on October 13, 2008, 02:04:12 PM
but, if you would like, you can mention 10,000 B.C., AvP:R, Dragon Wars, and Jumper
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Minnesota on October 14, 2008, 06:48:31 AM
I loved the first movie. Thought it worked extremely well as a feature. The second movie is a mess.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on October 14, 2008, 06:53:50 AM
Haven't seen the second one yet (I keep planning on renting it one of these days, but my weekends are so busy), but I loved the first one. Sure, a few cameos and in-jokes were shoehorned in as unnecessary fanservice/plot padding, but I loved the time travel storyline, and I think I can honestly say it's my favorite romantic comedy, for a long list of reasons I don't feel like getting into right now.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Chaos on October 14, 2008, 07:44:19 AM
If they want a carbon free option, they should just offer them for digital download, and we can burn them ourselves. I'd mcuh rather that than those fucking worthless scratchfest cardboard containers.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Minnesota on October 14, 2008, 07:58:04 AM
Its hardly a new concept, bands have been releasing cardboard albums for years. Frankly I'm not even surprised DVDs started coming in cardboard.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Minnesota on October 14, 2008, 08:10:00 AM
I see both sides, I used to get frustrated trying to jam my dozen or so cardboard CDs into the tower slot. But over time I've just come to accept that certain bands don't care about how things sit on my shelf. Is it going to stop me from buy the album? Of course not.

DVD is a little bit of a different animal, like others have said, there will probably be a box set in the future. So if having cardboard cases is still something you haven't adapted to then waiting is actually a smart decision.

For the record, my futurama case is also smashed, and I would prefer a more conventional release. Disc isn't scratched though.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: CM916 on October 14, 2008, 09:41:21 PM
Family Guy pulled the same thing on the people that bought their DVD which later became a two-part episode. Glad I wasn't one of those people.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 15, 2008, 05:41:46 AM
What gets me is that the Simpsons season 11 is in one of those stupid cases now.

I work at a Wal mart and I can tell you every time a DvD comes out in one of those cases we get a lot of returns because of scratched disc.

Now with people having to drive back to the store and get a new disc are we really saving carbon with these cases?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: majorjoe23 on October 15, 2008, 05:53:07 AM
If and when the movies are packaged together I would bet they will still be in their current packages, with a slipcover that goes over all of them. But that's just what the What If machine tells me.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 15, 2008, 01:04:52 PM
Yep in my Wal Mart season 11 is in that stupid cardboard case thing,and it sill costs $40.

If you ask me they should charge less for DvDs that are in cardboard cases since 1)they are saving money on packaging and 2)the discs are more likely to be scratched.

We have gotten so many copies of the Futurama movies returned because of those cases.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Compound on October 15, 2008, 01:14:37 PM
What gets me is that the Simpsons season 11 is in one of those stupid cases now.

I work at a Wal mart and I can tell you every time a DvD comes out in one of those cases we get a lot of returns because of scratched disc.

Now with people having to drive back to the store and get a new disc are we really saving carbon with these cases?

Wait, what? No real case? FUCK.

Yep. My copy of disc 2 of Simpsons season 11 is almost completely unreadable. At least put the discs in a paper sleeve, folks. It's not rocket science.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 15, 2008, 01:33:09 PM
Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhk.

Well now what the hell am I supposed to do?

Stupid, stupid, stupid.


Buy a bunch of paper sleeves.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 15, 2008, 06:28:49 PM
Putting the discs in paper sleeves doesn't stop them from being unplayible when you buy them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 15, 2008, 06:54:26 PM
I think Matt Groening is the one making them do this as he is best buds with Al Gore and I haven't seen any other Fox shows and movies packaged like this.

it really stupid people are having to go back to the store and get new copies or make their own cases so these discs are creating more pollution not reducing it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 15, 2008, 07:31:30 PM
Putting the discs in paper sleeves doesn't stop them from being unplayible when you buy them.


Nice one, I totally forgot about that.  Stupid Fox jerks!   :angry:  They want us to break the DVD's don't they?!?!?!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 15, 2008, 09:02:20 PM
Yes as I said we have had alot of the Futurama discs returned.

I got an unplayible copy of Bender's big score from Netflix twice before I got a playible copy.

I am sure scratched discs are the reason both Furturama movies and season 11 of the Simpsons still  have waits on them with netflix.

They just let them bang around inside the cardboard and the worst part is it's not saving anything.

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 15, 2008, 09:21:32 PM
Well, hard plastic cases have their set backs too.  How many cases do you have that has all the tabs (that hold the disc in place) broken off? I wouldn't even want to count mine i have so many. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 15, 2008, 09:48:48 PM
True but I don't think nearly the number of discs have been sold unplayible in plastic cases.

The thing is all they would need to do is put the disc in a paper sleeve and the problem would be solved but for some reason they will not do this.

I have stopped buying  Futurama and The Simpsons until they start shipping them in good cases that will not destroy the discs and will not fall apart after one week.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on October 19, 2008, 07:02:11 AM
i think they should be sent in cast iron case wrapped in silk.  Neither of those things cause carbon right? 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 19, 2008, 10:58:19 AM
i think they should be sent in cast iron case wrapped in silk.  Neither of those things cause carbon right? 


Yeah, that sholdn't raise the price up any at all.  ::)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on October 19, 2008, 11:27:02 PM
if cardboard doesnt make it cheaper then it shouldnt make it more expensive.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 19, 2008, 11:43:22 PM
ha, yeah right!  You should know that they don't lower prices, they only raise them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on October 19, 2008, 11:44:42 PM
apparently the name sarcasm_made_easy is invisible. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 19, 2008, 11:46:46 PM
apparently
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on October 19, 2008, 11:47:51 PM
apparently the name sarcasm_made_easy is invisible. 
No. The name is just sarcastic.

You make sarcasm sooo easy. :^)

(Have I said welcome back yet? If not, welcome back! :^))
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on October 19, 2008, 11:49:08 PM
heh sup pakky.  hows it been?  i see we are no where near the top anymore lol.   

Oh and that trailer for the next futurama looks awesome. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on October 21, 2008, 07:48:10 AM
Er, the "spliced up" thing sounds like crap to me, because I just watched "Beast" on Comedy Central, and they showed it as a movie, but with credits for each part. So why the hell would they plan out this convoluted idea, and then spoil it before they sell it? They might as well cut up Back to the Future and pretend it's a TV series. Idiotic. Why didn't they ever show Bender's Big Score?

Critically, I must say the second movie (didn't see the first) was fairly... solipsistic. Why on Earth was the univeral disaster exclusive to only... Earth? They went to Kif's planet twice, but that's it. The tentacle only attacked Earth. Did the rest of the universe disappear? It didn't make any sense. Actually I remember them showing the weird blue aliens from that one episode, but they still only dwelled on Earth getting attacked.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 21, 2008, 05:20:20 PM
I agree.  I can't believe they are going to cut up the movie.  Bender's Big Score is a pretty hard plot line to follow with all the concepts you have to understand.  You pretty much have to watch the whole movie to really "get it" (if thats even possible, lol)  There is almost no replayability when it is cut up in pieces.  at least with real episodes you don't have to go in any particular order, but with the movie slices, they would have to play then consecutively.  worst idea ever.  the writers are now fired.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Chaos on October 21, 2008, 07:09:18 PM
Yeah, because nobody on TV has EVER made a show where each episode is played in sequence, almost like some sort of... serial.

Oh, wait... :P
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 21, 2008, 08:51:22 PM
Yeah, because nobody on TV has EVER made a show where each episode is played in sequence, almost like some sort of... serial.

Oh, wait... :P

haw haw haw

They only do that when the series is new.  After that, its just random, especially in syndication.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on October 22, 2008, 03:25:17 AM
Honestly, you'll be lucky if they even do show the "episodes," let alone rerun them after a week.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on October 22, 2008, 09:25:31 PM
Yeah, I was waiting for there to be a joke in one of the movies where somewhere in the middle they started showing a football game and then said "and now we bring you your regularly scheduled programming, already in progress" with a large chunk of plot cut out.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: itsjuststeffnow on October 22, 2008, 09:26:16 PM
Honestly, you'll be lucky if they even do show the "episodes," let alone rerun them after a week.

So sad, but true
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on October 24, 2008, 10:38:01 AM
They should do a movie entirely based on the "Steamboat WIllie" spoof. That was great.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: pezdrake on October 24, 2008, 11:13:16 AM
Er, the "spliced up" thing sounds like crap to me, because I just watched "Beast" on Comedy Central, and they showed it as a movie, but with credits for each part. So why the hell would they plan out this convoluted idea, and then spoil it before they sell it? They might as well cut up Back to the Future and pretend it's a TV series. Idiotic. Why didn't they ever show Bender's Big Score?

Critically, I must say the second movie (didn't see the first) was fairly... solipsistic. Why on Earth was the univeral disaster exclusive to only... Earth? They went to Kif's planet twice, but that's it. The tentacle only attacked Earth. Did the rest of the universe disappear? It didn't make any sense. Actually I remember them showing the weird blue aliens from that one episode, but they still only dwelled on Earth getting attacked.

Just watched it a few days ago.  It looked like there were aliens on other planets with the tentacle things in them so I reckon it was all over the (our) universe.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on October 24, 2008, 11:15:40 AM
It was a bit stupid building a dome around the Earth to save the universe then.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Minnesota on October 24, 2008, 12:58:05 PM
Would love to participate in this conversation... but ... The second movie creeped me out too much to watch twice.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on October 27, 2008, 04:21:08 AM
It made me tingly in my secret place.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 20, 2008, 08:16:25 AM
So I've seen all three of the films and the only one that I think can really be considered anything close to old Futurama is The Beast with a Billion Backs. Everything else has been pretty sub-par, with the exception of a few laughs here and there.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Chaos on November 20, 2008, 08:48:40 AM
Actually, I thought the first one was the closest to old Futurama (though still not as good). Each movie has been slightly to significantly worse than the previous. Bender's Game was just kind of boring and stupid, I don't think I laughed more than once or twice the whole time.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 20, 2008, 09:00:49 AM
Ya, I didn't like Bender's Game much at all.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on November 20, 2008, 04:54:34 PM
I've enjoyed them all, Bender's Game got a lot of laughs from me.  Maybe I'm just an easy target for RPG jokes.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 21, 2008, 12:26:25 PM
The Dungeons & Dragons concept was cool. It reminded me of the beginning of the episode, A Bicyclops Built for Two, where the whole gang goes into the the Internet. That's one of my favorite Futurama segments ever. But this just wasn't nearly as good, sadly.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on November 22, 2008, 10:51:36 AM
The biggest problem with Bender's Game was that the whole section with them being in the DnD world just came out of nowhere, made no sense why they would be there, and at the end when they came out, had no real bearing on anything else.
I liked everything in the real world, and everything in the DnD world, they just didn't work mashed crudely together like that.
Still, I think it had overall better jokes than the previous movies.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Minnesota on November 24, 2008, 09:25:06 PM
Yeah Bender's Game was pretty weak. It was an improvement from the second movie, but thats not really saying much.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on November 25, 2008, 07:37:06 AM
I liked the second movie the best of the three.

Have I said that already?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 25, 2008, 08:02:12 AM
I liked the second movie the best of the three.

Have I said that already?

I do too.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on November 25, 2008, 03:34:56 PM
I haven't seen either Bender movie. They must have been preempted by a football game.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on December 15, 2008, 11:07:38 AM
I think they made the right move with the cardboard cases.  See, whenever I get a DVD box set, the first thing I do is take out the discs and throw away the plastic laden box.

The next part of my ritual involves watching them on a portable DVD player in my car, with the engine running, for a couple hours.  Then I usually grab a couple cans of hairspray and spray them empty.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 15, 2008, 11:17:30 AM
Well i don't like getting my new dvds predestroyed.  Sorry but every single time i have gotten a CD or Dvd in one of those cases I have had to return it so i don't buy anything that comes packaged like that any more.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on December 18, 2008, 10:30:13 AM
For those of you who didn't know, Into the Wild Green Yonder will be released on February 24, 2009 on Blu-Ray and regular DVD. Check out the awesome artwork here (http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/futurama-into-the-wild-green-yonder.html).
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on February 23, 2009, 10:47:18 PM
For those of you who didn't know, Into the Wild Green Yonder will be released on February 24, 2009 on Blu-Ray and regular DVD. Check out the awesome artwork here (http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/futurama-into-the-wild-green-yonder.html).

It does hit tomorrow and here is a cool interview with Billy West where he says Fox is considering bringing back Futurama for a sixth season (the fifth season being the 4 movies split apart).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi920ztPFIQ
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 24, 2009, 01:22:31 AM
Please don't do the dvd release thing again.  Just regular television releases that aren't split up movies.
Where's the Futurama of my youth?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on February 24, 2009, 08:57:56 AM
They still haven't shown Bender's Game on the TV box.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on February 24, 2009, 09:14:31 AM
The DVD movies have kinda sated my appettite for anymore Futurama.  If they can't do it as well as they could before, then I'd rather have it end.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on February 24, 2009, 10:07:35 AM
The DVD movies have kinda sated my appettite for anymore Futurama.  If they can't do it as well as they could before, then I'd rather have it end.

I agree.  If there's one thing that Family Guy has taught us, it's that it may just be better to let dead shows stay dead.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 24, 2009, 10:10:55 AM
Yeah,but i think was the movie format that hurt the movies.

I would like to see if they could get the magic back if they just do 13 half hour episode.

Even bad Futurama is better then good Family Guy.

Hey maybe new Futurama could kick American dad off the air,that would be a win win.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on February 24, 2009, 10:18:54 PM
Have they shown the others?
They showed the other two movies with end credits and opening titles, but they still aired them as "movies," not in a weekly format or anything. I don't think they're ever going to show them as a new season.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 26, 2009, 08:12:53 AM
Yeah,but i think was the movie format that hurt the movies.

I would like to see if they could get the magic back if they just do 13 half hour episode.

Even bad Futurama is better then good Family Guy.

Hey maybe new Futurama could kick American dad off the air,that would be a win win.

I think if they had been written as pure movies they would have been better, what really hurt them was needing to write them so they could be split into 4 episodes.  3 act movies would have been better than 4 three act episodes stuck together.

American Dad is still on the air?  Well, another proof that stupidity reigns supreme, that's why Futurama didn't do as well as the crap that came after it, halfway intelligent comedy never survives.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 26, 2009, 08:54:21 AM
Yeah,but i think was the movie format that hurt the movies.

I would like to see if they could get the magic back if they just do 13 half hour episode.

Even bad Futurama is better then good Family Guy.

Hey maybe new Futurama could kick American dad off the air,that would be a win win.

I think if they had been written as pure movies they would have been better, what really hurt them was needing to write them so they could be split into 4 episodes.  3 act movies would have been better than 4 three act episodes stuck together.

American Dad is still on the air?  Well, another proof that stupidity reigns supreme, that's why Futurama didn't do as well as the crap that came after it, halfway intelligent comedy never survives.

Yep and each episode is dumber than the last.

They took all the worst part of family guy and made a show out of them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on February 26, 2009, 09:26:29 AM
Completely disagree. American Dad took a couple seasons to get going, but I've found that with each season I enjoy it more and more. I feel like this last season has been its golden age. But to each their own, I guess.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 26, 2009, 09:28:30 AM
It's on most sunday nights when I take my breaks at work and I haven't found it funny at all.

It just seems to be my most hated jokes from Family Guy used over and over again.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on February 26, 2009, 11:10:06 AM
I like American Dad it's a more coherent, less non sequitur version of the Family Guy
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ImOscardotcom on February 26, 2009, 11:11:48 AM
:stands up nevously:

Hi, I'm Oscar...

...and I enjoy American Dad.

DON'T HURT ME! IT WAS TRIPE! I SAW THAT HE LIKED IT AND I DECIDED TO CHECK IT OUT AND THEN YOU KNOW-IT'S HIS FAULT! KILL HIM!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: OmegaR! on February 26, 2009, 11:40:18 AM
I liked the last movie... but I didn't exactly like the ending... but thinking about it... I couldn't think of another way to end it...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 26, 2009, 02:23:33 PM
Quote
CNN: How did the plot to this film come together?

Groening: The set of four movies were done by the core writers of "Futurama" headed by David X. Cohen ... [who's been] my partner on "Futurama" from the very beginning. We [planned] these four movies -- one was time travel, next was sword-and-sorcery, third was a space monster movie and the last one is a grand ecological science fiction epic which also has some emotional payoffs for the characters if you've been following the series from the beginning. ...

In a way there was a checklist component to this -- well, let's do this, we haven't done that yet -- and then just great ideas. Ken Keeler, who wrote the script, is very, very smart, and very rarely will concede a factual point, even if it means that we (laughs) postpone getting work done for hours. (laughs) And when you have writers as smart as the "Futurama" writers, you can waste two days on scientific tangents. Listen to Groening talk about the writers' cleverness

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/25/groening.writers.mp3 (http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/25/groening.writers.mp3)

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on February 26, 2009, 02:25:43 PM
Well, I think the commentary tipped me off as to the point of the ending.  Getting floods of letters to pour in to Fox saying "You can't let this end, more please, more!"
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bratpop on February 28, 2009, 12:06:39 AM
Four movies = 12 episodes, yeah? Where's 13, mofos?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 01, 2009, 09:12:46 AM
Here:
http://www.youtube.com/v/oUipYaJAcYw&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 01, 2009, 09:51:48 AM
Here:
http://www.youtube.com/v/oUipYaJAcYw&hl=en&fs=1


Wow, hard to belive but it's not quite as funny when cut down to 6 minutes.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 02, 2009, 08:36:44 AM
Yeah, I couldn't find the full one.  It's the sparseness that makes it funny, the idea that they are going all the way for the joke.  I remember how hard I laughed during the fantasy sequence.  It MUST be watched in full.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 02, 2009, 08:37:33 AM
That is my favorite DvD extra ever.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 08, 2009, 09:11:55 PM
Finally watched the last movie, mixed reaction to it, I liked the story the best out of the 4 movies, but in terms of comedy I thought it was mediocre.  Lots of chuckles but no big laughs for me in this one.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 09, 2009, 03:02:25 PM
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/its-official-futurama-returns.html

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Holy Bender Bending Rodríguez!

Six years after getting axed by Fox, Futurama is being resurrected on Comedy Central.

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama's "blockbuster" performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
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Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on June 09, 2009, 04:23:59 PM
I'm back, baby! /bender

Awesome news!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 09, 2009, 05:03:10 PM
So more FOX executives got fired, beat up and ground up into a fine powder? WooHoo!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 09, 2009, 06:19:02 PM
Woooo Hoooo

Good news everyone!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: eegah on June 09, 2009, 06:25:27 PM
Before the movies, I would've been all "Woo Hoo!". But those were mostly lame, so now I'm worried about the show being a shadow of its former self. I'll hope for the best, though.

woo hoo
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 09, 2009, 06:54:42 PM
Before the movies, I would've been all "Woo Hoo!". But those were mostly lame, so now I'm worried about the show being a shadow of its former self. I'll hope for the best, though.

woo hoo

I think that was the stupid format that CC forced on them.

They told them that they were movies and then they told them that they had to be 30 minute episodes too.

A 2 hour movie has one structiur and a 30 minute episode has another,doing both at the same time can't be done.

It must have taken a lot just to get that working when they wrote the movies.

I'm sure that now that they know what format the show is going to be in it will be fine.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on June 09, 2009, 07:40:54 PM
Whatever happened to cancelled shows staying cancelled?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 09, 2009, 09:13:32 PM
Yeah no show that is canceled should ever be allowed to come back for any reason!

EAT THAT MST3K!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 09, 2009, 09:23:20 PM
I think that was the stupid format that CC forced on them.

They told them that they were movies and then they told them that they had to be 30 minute episodes too.

A 2 hour movie has one structiur and a 30 minute episode has another,doing both at the same time can't be done.

It must have taken a lot just to get that working when they wrote the movies.

I'm sure that now that they know what format the show is going to be in it will be fine.

The sad part is CC never showed them as seperate episodes, always as full movies.  So the harm that was done by writing them so they could be split was for nothing.

There were some really good bits in the movies, I'm sure they will be back to normal when doing half hour shows again.

Now, I wonder if they will carry on where movie 4 left off or what?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 09, 2009, 09:27:05 PM
I'm guessing they will do what they did with the first movie,set then new season a few years after the last movie so that only have to use what they want from it and can ignore the rest.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: torgosPizza on June 09, 2009, 09:46:19 PM
How come Collider had the scoop yesterday, but I'm just hearing about it NOW?

Hooray! Finally, Zoidberg's the popular one!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: torgosPizza on June 09, 2009, 09:47:14 PM
Before the movies, I would've been all "Woo Hoo!". But those were mostly lame, so now I'm worried about the show being a shadow of its former self. I'll hope for the best, though.

woo hoo

You clearly did not see Bender's Game? It was almost as good as the first one. (The first two were good, but not great, IMO.)

EDIT: I take that back. I liked all of them with the slight exception of Beast with a Billion Backs. It had its moments but was substandard compared with the rest.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on June 09, 2009, 09:53:03 PM
Interesting that this news came as I've been rewatching the series from start to finish (into season 4 now)

I enjoyed all the movies, Beast With a Billion Backs did drag a bit but it had enough laughs to make up for it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 10, 2009, 05:54:31 AM
News so shocking I will suffer Explosive Amnesia!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on June 10, 2009, 06:48:23 AM
Yeah no show that is canceled should ever be allowed to come back for any reason!

EAT THAT MST3K!

I think that it gives people false hope for other shows where they should just maybe accept it and move on.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 10, 2009, 09:12:37 AM
I don't care about false hope,I'VE GOT FUTURAMA AND DOCTOR WHO BACK!

I'm good.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: eegah on June 10, 2009, 10:09:15 AM
Before the movies, I would've been all "Woo Hoo!". But those were mostly lame, so now I'm worried about the show being a shadow of its former self. I'll hope for the best, though.

woo hoo

You clearly did not see Bender's Game?

I did say "mostly lame." Bender's Game was the only one worth watching IMHO. The rest were (mostly) a waste of time.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on June 10, 2009, 10:24:57 AM
I dunno about those movies.  I could count the number of Futurama movies that I enjoyed on one hand.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 10, 2009, 10:41:21 AM
There were only four "movies",I think you mean episodes.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on June 10, 2009, 10:42:00 AM
There were only four "movies",I think you mean episodes.

*slaps the shit out of Doctor Who*

I know what I said!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 10, 2009, 10:49:43 AM
There were only four "movies",I think you mean episodes.

*slaps the shit out of Doctor Who*

I know what I said!

Thanks I was really backed up,but now i ruined my pants :-\
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on June 10, 2009, 04:15:32 PM
There were only four "movies",I think you mean episodes.

*slaps the shit out of Doctor Who*

I know what I said!

Thanks I was really backed up,but now i ruined my pants :-\

Sorry bout your pants, but he's right.  They were made for dvd movies before they were broken into episodes.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 10, 2009, 04:37:21 PM
But they were told they had to be both hence my comment about the format being impossible.

They were making them the way CC said they had to be made,which was movies that were also episodes.

They were not movies that were just broken up.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on June 10, 2009, 09:30:12 PM
There were only four "movies",I think you mean episodes.

*slaps the shit out of Doctor Who*

I know what I said!

Thanks I was really backed up,but now i ruined my pants :-\

Sorry bout your pants, but he's right.  They were made for dvd movies before they were broken into episodes.

I think you guys are missing my point....

Hint: I'm not being negative.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on June 10, 2009, 09:47:57 PM
I'm amused by how often RiffTrax forum users don't seem to get jokes. :P
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on June 10, 2009, 11:07:05 PM
But they were told they had to be both hence my comment about the format being impossible.

They were making them the way CC said they had to be made,which was movies that were also episodes.

They were not movies that were just broken up.


All the interviews I read about the movies from Groening were that they were written as movies and then they would chop them up and add new bits to try to make them work as episodes.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 12, 2009, 06:30:01 PM
There were only four "movies",I think you mean episodes.

*slaps the shit out of Doctor Who*

I know what I said!

Thanks I was really backed up,but now i ruined my pants :-\

Sorry bout your pants, but he's right.  They were made for dvd movies before they were broken into episodes.

I think you guys are missing my point....

Hint: I'm not being negative.

I got it, which is unusual for me.  ;)

I'm pretty sure I remember the commentary track on the first movie has them talking about how hard it was to write the movies since they had to be able to split them for broadcast later.    I also remember looking at the script on DVD 1 and it was split in 4 parts with 3 acts each.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 25, 2009, 09:22:26 AM
I saw Into the wild Green Yonder at last and I have to say it was one of the best episodes they have done.

Now I can't wait for the show to come back.

I bet the wormhole takes them back to Planet express.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 25, 2009, 12:10:41 PM
I bet the wormhole takes them back to Planet express.

With this show it could be anything, could be easily done with one of the professors crazy experiments, remember the show with the universe in a box...  Can't wait to see what they come up with.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 07, 2009, 08:08:34 PM
I have now watched each movie about three times and I have to say I don't think there is much wrong with any of them.  I don't know why but I liked them all much better the second time around.  At any rate they are better then Family Guy's new episodes.

How do you rank the movies?

Bender's big Score 8.7/10
The beast with a billion Back 7.5/10
Bender's Game 8.0/10
Into the Wild Green Yonder 9.5/10
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Jill74 on July 07, 2009, 08:32:30 PM
I just love Futurama movies eversince i was a kid. (http://storeyourpicture.com/images/signature_riffers.jpg)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 07, 2009, 09:13:31 PM
I saw Into the wild Green Yonder at last and I have to say it was one of the best episodes they have done.

Now I can't wait for the show to come back.

I bet the wormhole takes them back to Planet express.

Maybe it will take them to wherever Nibbler went. I haven't watched WGY in awhile, but he was completely absent right?
There were only four "movies",I think you mean episodes.

*slaps the shit out of Doctor Who*

I know what I said!

Thanks I was really backed up,but now i ruined my pants :-\

Sorry bout your pants, but he's right.  They were made for dvd movies before they were broken into episodes.

I think you guys are missing my point....

Hint: I'm not being negative.

I got your joke, and frankly, I thought it was really funny. That's a brand of humor I can get behind.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 17, 2009, 12:25:08 PM
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/its-official-futurama-returns.html

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Holy Bender Bending Rodríguez!

Six years after getting axed by Fox, Futurama is being resurrected on Comedy Central.

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama's "blockbuster" performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth.

y'know what goes great with brand new Futurama... a brand new Futurama cast


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The website Forces Of Geek is reporting, based on Facebook posts from John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche, that 20th Century FOX TV, which produces the show, may be trying to recast the revived Futurama. Now that sounds like a terrible idea.... because it's a terrible idea. But it seems to be happening. The site even reprints the audition sheet. For instance:

[ BENDER BENDING RODRIQUEZ (BENDER) ]
Bender, a cigar-smoking, booze-guzzling, kleptomaniac robot, had a successful career in bending girders but tired to kill himself when he found out the girders were being used for suicide booths. He was saved by Fry and later took a job at Planet Express. To be able to function properly, Bender needs the chemical energy from alcohol. Excessive drinking is mandatory or he will become sober and unable to control his body. Magnets stuck to his head make him sing like a folk singer...SERIES REGULAR

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: tgeorgic on July 17, 2009, 12:32:18 PM
I hope they dont try anything like that but I was kind of concerned that there was no mention in the press release about the producers/writers/actors coming back so i've been waiting for more official information.  they are all going to be at comic con so i'm figuring they will all be returning.  guess we'll find out soon.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2009, 12:51:31 PM
After so much time maybe some of the actors don't want to do a new series?  I didn't hear anything about it being hard to get them back for the movies, but those were one time deals, some of them might not want to commit to a series run. 

Well, you know it's hard when your favorite fictional character gets a new voice, sometimes it works out OK... ;) ;D
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: tgeorgic on July 17, 2009, 12:54:31 PM
acutally they have all been very vocal in their support of the show being renewed and wanting to come back so unless they changed their mind the day they wrapped the final movie i dont think they would turn down a chance to come back.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Scrivener on July 17, 2009, 02:23:45 PM
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/its-official-futurama-returns.html

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Holy Bender Bending Rodríguez!

Six years after getting axed by Fox, Futurama is being resurrected on Comedy Central.

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama's "blockbuster" performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth.

y'know what goes great with brand new Futurama... a brand new Futurama cast


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The website Forces Of Geek is reporting, based on Facebook posts from John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, and Maurice LaMarche, that 20th Century FOX TV, which produces the show, may be trying to recast the revived Futurama. Now that sounds like a terrible idea.... because it's a terrible idea. But it seems to be happening. The site even reprints the audition sheet. For instance:

[ BENDER BENDING RODRIQUEZ (BENDER) ]
Bender, a cigar-smoking, booze-guzzling, kleptomaniac robot, had a successful career in bending girders but tired to kill himself when he found out the girders were being used for suicide booths. He was saved by Fry and later took a job at Planet Express. To be able to function properly, Bender needs the chemical energy from alcohol. Excessive drinking is mandatory or he will become sober and unable to control his body. Magnets stuck to his head make him sing like a folk singer...SERIES REGULAR



My semi-informed guess:  this is a negotiating tactic, to lowball the original voice actors by threatening to replace them cheaply.  It would be awfully clueless for network executives to alienate the devoted fan-base by ditching the original voices, especially when ratings for the show are likely to be marginal enough that losing a piece of that fanbase would make the difference between making and losing money on this revival.

But never let it be said that network executives cannot be clueless, so we'll see.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 17, 2009, 07:46:18 PM
Apparently they ARE going with a new cast...  (http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/07/futurama-new-voices.html)

This is yet another fail...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2009, 08:24:20 PM
Apparently they ARE going with a new cast...  (http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/07/futurama-new-voices.html)

This is yet another fail...

Well, now I'm not all that excited about the return.  I"m sure I'll watch the first episode but expectations will be very low. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 17, 2009, 09:11:03 PM
Apparently they ARE going with a new cast...  (http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/07/futurama-new-voices.html)

This is yet another fail...

No chance I will ever watch one second then. 

Who cares,Into the wild green Yonder was the perfect final any way.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 17, 2009, 09:59:20 PM
As someone who isn't a huge superfan of Futurama (I like it swell when it's on, though), this puzzles me in the same way that the new Buffy movie puzzles me.  If the only reason this show is coming back is because of the fans, why the hell would you do something that will only serve to piss said fans right the fuck off?  They've just alienated everyone who wanted to watch the show in the first place.  And if they think the fanboys will just watch the show anyway, they're sorely mistaken.  Nearly every fan I've seen comment on this story in blogs and news articles all over the Internet has said that they will no longer watch the show.

There really is no defending this.  This is not a greedy move - "greedy" would imply that someone is going to profit from this.  This is just a flat-out, pants-on-head stupid move.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2009, 10:13:28 PM
Just reading that they tried to do the same thing with the Simpson's, sent out casting calls for new actors and no one responded, so the current actors then had massive leverage and ended up with even bigger paychecks.

Can only hope the same thing happens here.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on July 17, 2009, 10:19:58 PM
Just face it, recasting Futurama is the kind of decision that turns an executive into Torgo's Powder.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 18, 2009, 06:37:49 AM
This stupid on so many levels.  First Billy West does the voice of half the cast,I bet they are going to have to hire at least three actors to do his job and then there is no way they will do it as well.  Second They had to have a massive search to find the voice of Bender and half of Bender's personality comes from John Damgeo's ad libs.  third this means that someone like me the biggest Futurama fan ever will not be watching.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on July 18, 2009, 07:06:00 AM
I agree with MartyS (Gromit), if this backfires and gives the regular cast more leverage, that would be great!

Oh, and DON'T AIR IT AFTER FOOTBALL!!!! My God, I hated that! There was at least one season where EVERY WEEK (no exaggeration) where the beginning of Futurama got cut off because football game ran long.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 18, 2009, 08:03:20 AM
Also I don't think most football watchers are going to watch Futurama any way.

Wait I thought Fox was making the show for CC,what happened?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 18, 2009, 08:15:30 AM
Here's a link to a story that includes an email address for Fox.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/17/fox-is-recasting-futurama/ (http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/17/fox-is-recasting-futurama/)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 18, 2009, 10:56:09 AM
I agree with MartyS (Gromit), if this backfires and gives the regular cast more leverage, that would be great!

Oh, and DON'T AIR IT AFTER FOOTBALL!!!! My God, I hated that! There was at least one season where EVERY WEEK (no exaggeration) where the beginning of Futurama got cut off because football game ran long.

It's going to be on Comedy Central, they don't do sports...  Fox television is not making the show, it's Fox Studios making it for CC.

Yea, the pre-emption rate was ridiculous, there were many episodes I didn't see until the reruns on Cartoon Network.

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on July 18, 2009, 06:31:08 PM


It's going to be on Comedy Central, they don't do sports...  Fox television is not making the show, it's Fox Studios making it for CC.

Oh, good. Does Fox own Comedy Central? Because if not, we could be in a situation like The Critic where the channel that doesn't own the rights keeps moving it around and essentially burying it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Compound on July 18, 2009, 08:01:05 PM

My semi-informed guess:  this is a negotiating tactic, to lowball the original voice actors by threatening to replace them cheaply.

Ditto. The same thing was done witht he Simpsons cast as well. (And NBC tried it with Friends.) Mark Evanier (Groo, Mad magazine, other stuff) goes into detail about it over here (http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2009_07_17.html#017446). He puts a 96% chance that we end up with the old cast, a 2% chance of egos coming to an impass and 2% chance of them actually going through with it.

BTW: There's a Futurama panel on Saturday at Comic Con. If you're going, it might be fun to head in and see the fireworks. Me? I've got an audition CD to record.  (Hey, I need the work.)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 18, 2009, 08:32:20 PM
I wonder how much Matt Groenig and David X Cohen have to say about all this.  I'd be surprised if they just let it happen.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 19, 2009, 06:49:15 AM
Well, if it's not the same cast I won't be watching it.

DITTO!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on July 19, 2009, 08:24:43 AM
Well, if it's not the same cast I won't be watching it.

DITTO!
I won't watch it at first, see how the reviews are. As much as I love and appreciate the voice actors, a show like this lives or dies on the writing. So if it sounds like that is good, I might give it a chance.

It's a rotten thing for FOX to do, but I have come to expect nothing else from them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on July 19, 2009, 05:59:15 PM
I am just hoping it is some kind of hoax with Comic-con coming up.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: tgeorgic on July 20, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
you might be right.  I guess I didn’t really read that comic con announcement thoroughly before, the one line includes: "high-stakes thrills as a top-ranking FOX executive decides live, on stage, whether Futurama will make yet another triumphant return or whether it is gone forever!"  Taking that with the latest news as well as silence from billy west on his official web site kind of points to this all being part of a publicity stunt seeing as the show was already green lit before this was even announced.  Guess we will know for sure on Saturday unless of course it is announced that the panel wont be at comic con which you would assume to happen if there was a major falling out between the cast and producers.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on July 21, 2009, 10:18:48 AM
So they say it's going to possibly have different voice actors?

Lame.

See people, this is why it should have JUST STAYED DEAD.  I'm starting to feel like DVDs are the Pet Semetary of television shows.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on July 21, 2009, 01:46:44 PM
Maurice LaMarche posted a link on Facebook to this petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?futura13)...so either he's playing along with the publicity stunt, or he's unaware.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 21, 2009, 03:11:58 PM
So they say it's going to possibly have different voice actors?

Lame.

See people, this is why it should have JUST STAYED DEAD.  I'm starting to feel like DVDs are the Pet Semetary of television shows.

Well at least we got four good movie one of which was a really good final out of it coming back.

I would love for more episodes to be made but if they recast I will have no problem with Into the wild green Yonder as a final.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 23, 2009, 12:40:17 PM
Maurice LaMarche posted a link on Facebook to this petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?futura13)...so either he's playing along with the publicity stunt, or he's unaware.


because it most definitely is a publicity stunt

http://news.toonzone.net/articles/30489/updated-futurama-voice-cast-may-not-return-for-new-episodes-in-2010

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Update: 7.23.2009 -- From Phil LaMarr (via Facebook): "[20th Century Fox] just dis-invited the cast members who were supposed to appear [at the Futurama Comic-Con panel] so it may not be entertaining but it’ll certainly be interesting."

Furthermore, LaMarr has refuted the previously-reported claim by Variety that the cast was asking for $75,000 per episode: "Apparently Fox has decided to just make up numbers. The $75,000 figure they cite is not even close to what the cast is asking for. If it was, Katey Sagal would be there now during character designs!"


Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 23, 2009, 01:30:00 PM
Fox will give in.  It's not Futurama without the same voice actors.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 23, 2009, 06:01:44 PM
Fox isn't going to cave for a show they are being forced to make against their will.

Fox doesn't want to produce any Sci-fi,they have been trying to kill Futurama from day one and they have found a way.  Fox only caved with The Simpsons because with out it they wouldn't have had a sunday night block at the time.  Why would they care if a show that they are making for CC gets canceled?

Still the show had a good run.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 23, 2009, 07:04:50 PM
Fox isn't going to cave for a show they are being forced to make against their will.

Fox doesn't want to produce any Sci-fi,they have been trying to kill Futurama from day one and they have found a way.  Fox only caved with The Simpsons because with out it they wouldn't have had a sunday night block at the time.  Why would they care if a show that they are making for CC gets canceled?

Still the show had a good run.

We'll see, Nostradomus.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 23, 2009, 07:16:37 PM
Fox will give in.  It's not Futurama without the same voice actors.

I think Fox will give in because it's the fans that brought it back and made it profitable.  If you dick around with the people who are the ones giving you money, then you're in trouble.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on July 23, 2009, 07:26:15 PM
Fox will give in.  It's not Futurama without the same voice actors.

I think Fox will give in because it's the fans that brought it back and made it profitable.  If you dick around with the people who are the ones giving you money, then you're in trouble.
*cough*Transformers*cough*
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Compound on July 23, 2009, 09:31:35 PM
The panel at Comic Con is tomorrow. I imagine that we'll get some news regarding the voice actors then. Somehow I think it might come up in conversation.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 24, 2009, 06:29:02 AM
Fox will give in.  It's not Futurama without the same voice actors.

I think Fox will give in because it's the fans that brought it back and made it profitable.  If you dick around with the people who are the ones giving you money, then you're in trouble.
*cough*Transformers*cough*

I think the difference there is the time in between the zenith of the popularity between the two properties.  Transformers as an entirely new generation to appeal to, and can get away with changes to its format and cast, while Futurama is popular right now, and appeals directly to those who like it because of what its doing now. 

This sort of implies a rational thought-process, mrba. I'm not sure we have that here. I'm not even being sarcastic--I think this is a case of 'aren't giant mechanical spiders awesome' going on in the producers' heads.

*sigh* You're probably right. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 25, 2009, 05:15:29 PM
Well, from the blogs I've read the actors didn't show up for the comic con panel.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on July 25, 2009, 05:17:02 PM
Well, from the blogs I've read the actors didn't show up for the comic con panel.

According to one post they were un-invited.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 25, 2009, 06:28:31 PM
I mean it if I were CC I would sue Fox.  They paid for the show and then Fox goes and makes sure that it will lose the fan base,I would be hoping mad if I were in charge of CC.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 25, 2009, 06:49:26 PM
Well, from the blogs I've read the actors didn't show up for the comic con panel.

According to one post they were un-invited.

that would be this one

Maurice LaMarche posted a link on Facebook to this petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?futura13)...so either he's playing along with the publicity stunt, or he's unaware.


because it most definitely is a publicity stunt

http://news.toonzone.net/articles/30489/updated-futurama-voice-cast-may-not-return-for-new-episodes-in-2010

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Update: 7.23.2009 -- From Phil LaMarr (via Facebook): "[20th Century Fox] just dis-invited the cast members who were supposed to appear [at the Futurama Comic-Con panel] so it may not be entertaining but it’ll certainly be interesting."

Furthermore, LaMarr has refuted the previously-reported claim by Variety that the cast was asking for $75,000 per episode: "Apparently Fox has decided to just make up numbers. The $75,000 figure they cite is not even close to what the cast is asking for. If it was, Katey Sagal would be there now during character designs!"




Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: pezdrake on July 25, 2009, 09:15:40 PM
The whole thing seems insane, but hey what do I know about big fancy celebrity Hollywoood deals?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 25, 2009, 10:24:10 PM
Here's hoping it really is all just a publicity stunt, a way to get a crapload of buzz about the show coming back without spending a cent on advertising.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on July 26, 2009, 01:22:44 AM
Well according to Groening, it's just a matter of the network and the voice actors coming to an agreement.

http://tv.ign.com/articles/100/1007511p1.html

The network would be insane not to cave, but I'm sure they'll draw it out to try to drive down those salaries.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ShadowDog on July 26, 2009, 05:57:12 AM
As someone who isn't a huge superfan of Futurama (I like it swell when it's on, though), this puzzles me in the same way that the new Buffy movie puzzles me.  If the only reason this show is coming back is because of the fans, why the hell would you do something that will only serve to piss said fans right the fuck off?  They've just alienated everyone who wanted to watch the show in the first place.  And if they think the fanboys will just watch the show anyway, they're sorely mistaken.  Nearly every fan I've seen comment on this story in blogs and news articles all over the Internet has said that they will no longer watch the show.

Hey, it worked for Ron Moore's Battlestar Galatica.  They used the show name instead of a completely new series name so they could suck in old fans ... and then he did everything humanly possible to piss off those same old hardcore fans.  And it worked.  They had good ratings and every critic on the planet was lining up to give him long slow blowjobs for his genius.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on July 26, 2009, 07:27:51 AM
Fox is getting their panties in a bunch over $75,000 per episode?  Geeze.  Voice actors on The Simpsons get $400,000 per episode.  Top stars of some network live action sitcoms like Frasier, Friends, and Seinfeld commanded a cool $1,000,000 per episode?  And FOX thinks $75,000 is gonna break the bank?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 26, 2009, 08:31:11 AM
Fox is getting their panties in a bunch over $75,000 per episode?  Geeze.  Voice actors on The Simpsons get $400,000 per episode.  Top stars of some network live action sitcoms like Frasier, Friends, and Seinfeld commanded a cool $1,000,000 per episode?  And FOX thinks $75,000 is gonna break the bank?

But as I said before this is for a show Fox never wanted to make in the first place.

The only reason it ever got greenlit was because they wanted to keep Groening happy,but now they have McFarlen to do all of their animated shows for them and he does them quicker and cheaper so they really want to find a way to get rid of Groening.

That is what this is about them wanting to get rid of both Futurama and The Simpsons.  Mark my words this is all about putting Mcfarlen in charge of all of Fox's tv animation.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 26, 2009, 09:27:47 AM
Quote
I've always liked ewoks.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 26, 2009, 09:34:28 AM
The reason why there's a disout eabout the actors' wages is that apparently the only feasible way to bring back the show on a regular basis is with a drastically reduced budget.  Voice talent is probably the biggest expense on that show, so they're trying to get that down.  It's not unreasonable, but it does seem kinda pointless.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 26, 2009, 09:34:45 AM
What does that have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on July 26, 2009, 09:57:34 AM
If Fox is going the cheap route, I'm worried about getting the writers back more than even the voice actors. If Fox just uses hack writers they've used before, even having the voice actors back will not prevent this from becoming a steaming pile.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 26, 2009, 10:30:49 AM
Well I'm pretty sure the writers don't have anywhere else to go while the voice actor do.

The writers of Futurama are known for writing smart comedy and nothing is more unpopular in America right now then smart entertainment.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on July 26, 2009, 11:10:29 AM
Also it is not FOX the network it is FOX the studio. The FOX network has nothing to do with any of this. Also all the money is from Comedy Central. They are the ones who control the purse strings. They are only willing to spend so much per episode.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 26, 2009, 11:43:24 AM
Also it is not FOX the network it is FOX the studio. The FOX network has nothing to do with any of this. Also all the money is from Comedy Central. They are the ones who control the purse strings. They are only willing to spend so much per episode.

Do you really think there was no talk of how much the show would cost before CC agreed?  What, the cost of the actors was not included or way underestimated?  It's either a publicity stunt or FOX studio trying to make a few extra bucks by reducing it's costs, I'm sure the cost to CC has already been established.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on July 26, 2009, 12:42:26 PM
I am sure it is Fox Studio trying to make a few extra bucks.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 26, 2009, 04:26:04 PM
I am sure it is Fox Studio trying to make a few extra bucks.

Yea, if this is anything other than a publicity stunt they are being unbelievably stupid.  Save a few thousand per episode now and potentially loose many, many times that by pissing off the fans and losing out on syndication and DVD royalties...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 26, 2009, 05:29:39 PM
What does that have to do with anything?

It's right there.  They want to keep the budget down and the biggest cost is the voice talent.  Why wouldn't they try to get some newer, cheaper people in?  It's perfectly reasonable from their standpoint.  Stupid from ours, but were not the ones that has to pay Billy West or John DiMaggio.  I'm not defending their choice, I'm just seeing it from their point of view.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 27, 2009, 12:11:08 AM
Funny ad on Adult Swim now, text message talking about the situation, then saying give Futurama back to us and we'll "do it right".
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 27, 2009, 02:44:48 PM
What does that have to do with anything?

It's right there.  They want to keep the budget down and the biggest cost is the voice talent.  Why wouldn't they try to get some newer, cheaper people in?  It's perfectly reasonable from their standpoint.  Stupid from ours, but were not the ones that has to pay Billy West or John DiMaggio.  I'm not defending their choice, I'm just seeing it from their point of view.

I was taking about bettertomorrowamy quoting me saying that I have always liked Ewoks from the Return of the Jedi thread.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 27, 2009, 02:54:37 PM
What does that have to do with anything?

It's right there.  They want to keep the budget down and the biggest cost is the voice talent.  Why wouldn't they try to get some newer, cheaper people in?  It's perfectly reasonable from their standpoint.  Stupid from ours, but were not the ones that has to pay Billy West or John DiMaggio.  I'm not defending their choice, I'm just seeing it from their point of view.

I was taking about bettertomorrowamy quoting me saying that I have always liked Ewoks from the Return of the Jedi thread.

I've always liked Ewoks.

Sorry for the confusion everyone.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 30, 2009, 06:23:10 AM
Amazon deal of the day: all 4 volumes of Futurama for just $43.


I'll take 8!

Edit: Also, the deal at 12pm PDT says "More Bender, More Fry"
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on July 31, 2009, 01:38:37 PM
Maurice LaMarche on Facebook:

"Maurice LaMarche  had a productive afternoon... he finally cleaned up his backyard - threw away all the sun-scarred cracked pool toys, peeling boogie boards, an old broom, deflated faded basketball, and, oh yeah, closed his Futurama deal."
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Compound on July 31, 2009, 04:49:06 PM
Yep. It's official. From The Toronto Star: (http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/674841)

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LOS ANGELES–The Star has learned exclusively that the voice cast of Futurama has just signed a new contract with Fox after weeks of intense salary negotiations.

As late as last week, the network was threatening to replace the original voices of Matt Groening's cult-hit cartoon, to the point of actually announcing a casting call for voice actors to replace them.

The compromise agreement, with the studio paying more and the actors accepting less, comes after the announcement of a 26-episode pick-up here by Comedy Central. Futurama also airs internationally in syndication, has produced four bestselling straight-to-DVD movies (later cut into episodes) and an upcoming feature film.

A Fox spokesman, reacting to this story, insisted that only three of the cast have so far signed the deal, but later added that they expect to have the matter resolved by the end of the day.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on July 31, 2009, 05:00:49 PM
I heard they mentioned the idea at the Comic-Con panel, but I hadn't heard if they said it was a definite or a possibility.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sideswipe on July 31, 2009, 05:27:54 PM
that is awesome news.  I cant wait for new Futurama!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 31, 2009, 05:32:52 PM
YES!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on July 31, 2009, 05:34:36 PM
I think the proper response is:

"Good news, everyone!"
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: anais.jude on July 31, 2009, 05:50:55 PM
Maurice LaMarche on Facebook:

"Maurice LaMarche  had a productive afternoon... he finally cleaned up his backyard - threw away all the sun-scarred cracked pool toys, peeling boogie boards, an old broom, deflated faded basketball, and, oh yeah, closed his Futurama deal."

John Dimaggio never accepted my friend request :(
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on July 31, 2009, 06:22:05 PM
If it makes you feel any better, Maurice didn't accept mine for several months. :P

Haven't tried John or Phil Lamarr yet.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on July 31, 2009, 09:04:52 PM
Sweet news! The feature film is probably Fox trying to think ahead and lock the actors in at a lower rate if they ever make a film.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 01, 2009, 07:23:41 AM
Am I the only one who would given a kidney for the chance to see Futurama on the big screen?  I hope they do a movie.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 01, 2009, 09:49:46 AM
Sorry but I need my kidney so I can get in.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 06, 2009, 05:14:00 PM
Love these:

http://loyalty.ytmnd.com/

http://thousandsummers.ytmnd.com/

One of the saddest episodes of a TV show.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Destin on September 06, 2009, 05:46:16 PM
Love these:

http://loyalty.ytmnd.com/

http://thousandsummers.ytmnd.com/

One of the saddest episodes of a TV show.

The movie showed that Future Fry after going back in time still took care of the dog correct. Until it was shot or whatever in what sealed him in that whatever.... :p.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2009, 05:32:06 AM
I just saw on Amazon that The Bender Head is available on October 13th.

(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-front.jpg)
(http://slurmed.com/merch/dvd/futurama-complete-collection/bender-head-open-back.jpg)

I have the whole set, though. I wish I could just get the head.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Action Batch on September 07, 2009, 05:36:54 AM
I wish I could just get the head.

(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs38/300W/i/2009/001/7/d/Yakko_Warner_by_Shatterstrike.jpg)
G'night everybody!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on September 07, 2009, 05:39:33 AM
supposedly there will be empty ones being sold. Though I might buy a whole new set anyway, mine are getting a little beat up at this point.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 07, 2009, 08:04:55 AM
If they release a Blu-ray Bender head, they have however many hundreds of my dollars that would take. :^)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on September 07, 2009, 08:36:14 AM
I don't really "get" the whole giant packaging thing.  Where the hell are you supposed to put that?

On a shelf? It takes up less space than stacking all the box sets next to/on top of each other.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on September 07, 2009, 08:51:55 AM
obviously you should build a shrine to bender and make this the main idol.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2009, 09:50:09 AM
I wish I could just get the head.

(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs38/300W/i/2009/001/7/d/Yakko_Warner_by_Shatterstrike.jpg)
G'night everybody!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
supposedly there will be empty ones being sold.
Where did you hear that? I only saw this one at Amazon.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on September 07, 2009, 09:54:26 AM
supposedly there will be empty ones being sold.
Where did you hear that? I only saw this one at Amazon.
Tvshowsondvd.com. I linked to it in the last show you watched thread, but am too lazy to go find it right now. There's no confirmation if it's true yet, but I sure hope it is
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2009, 10:02:28 AM
supposedly there will be empty ones being sold.
Where did you hear that? I only saw this one at Amazon.
Tvshowsondvd.com. I linked to it in the last show you watched thread, but am too lazy to go find it right now. There's no confirmation if it's true yet, but I sure hope it is
I'll keep an eye out for it, thanks.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on September 07, 2009, 10:34:50 AM
Isn't it way taller than most (all) of the boxsets? My dvd cabinet fits all the discs almost exactly, height-wise.

Taller, probably, but putting it on the top shelf (or, if you use a cabinet, on top of the cabinet) should work. It's still altogether less volume than four clunky box sets and four additional DVDs. I imagine if you're the sort of person who likes cool collectible/displayable packaging, you're the sort of person who knows how to make space for it. :P
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2009, 09:19:31 PM
Is the Bender Head available on it's own? I can't seem to find it without the DVDs (that I already have).
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on November 07, 2009, 09:33:35 PM
Seems to have just been a rumor that one site reported, and every other site just copy/pasted it, instead of doing actual research.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on December 08, 2009, 03:08:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/6wwUw0FQmDo&hl=en_US&fs=1&
First 3 minutes of new Futurama! Excitement!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 08, 2009, 09:10:58 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 08, 2009, 09:40:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/6wwUw0FQmDo&hl=en_US&fs=1&
First 3 minutes of new Futurama! Excitement!

Nice to see that best show of the decade back and good as ever!  I CAN'T WAIT!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty on December 08, 2009, 11:42:17 AM
That's great news.  I can't wait until it becomes overrun with political messages and cutaway gags.  This will be awesome!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 08, 2009, 12:46:25 PM
Seth mcFarlen would never let that happen.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 14, 2009, 07:06:33 PM
That's great!  Nice of them to remember that Kif's body contains a system of bladders.

That's great news.  I can't wait until it becomes overrun with political messages and cutaway gags.  This will be awesome!

Cause God knows Matt Greoning has never put a political meesage in any of his cartoons.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on March 07, 2010, 11:37:36 PM
Looks like my cable company has until June 24 to start picking up Comedy Central in HD. :^)

http://tv.ign.com/articles/107/1074312p1.html
http://www.facebook.com/Futurama?ref=search&sid=1802701434.246555797..1&v=wall
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 08, 2010, 08:25:44 AM
Man I kind of wish I still had Direct TV now.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 10, 2010, 01:29:53 PM
Obvious photoshop.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on March 10, 2010, 02:13:26 PM
(http://betweenshowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Zoidberg_real.jpg)
Cthulu Ftagn, Bitches!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 10, 2010, 03:16:43 PM
Meanwhile, enjoy this picture of "Real Zoidberg."

(http://betweenshowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Zoidberg_real.jpg)

 ;D

Awesome!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on March 10, 2010, 04:34:00 PM
Meanwhile, enjoy this picture of "Real Zoidberg."

(http://betweenshowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Zoidberg_real.jpg)

 ;D

Awesome!
Gracias.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 10, 2010, 04:49:32 PM
(http://i38.tinypic.com/1o64og.jpg)

So I have until June to get cable, apparently.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on March 10, 2010, 06:01:01 PM
http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1268264799,48015,/War_Really_is_the_H_Word_And_more.html (http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1268264799,48015,/War_Really_is_the_H_Word_And_more.html)

http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1267895308,73734,/.html (http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1267895308,73734,/.html)

http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1267739490,4043,/The_Countdown_Begins.html (http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1267739490,4043,/The_Countdown_Begins.html)

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 10, 2010, 11:39:19 PM
Good news, everyone!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 11, 2010, 01:29:28 AM
Futurama + Craig Ferguson =  :clap:

(http://s-ec-sm.buzzfeed.com/static/imagebuzz/web03/2010/3/8/12/religion-can-be-comforting-when-at-war-8425-1268067629-265.jpg)

I hope this will be confusing the hell out of passersby in Wherever This Is for years to come.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on March 11, 2010, 09:00:35 AM
Amazon's golf box deal: The Complete Futurama Collection in the Bender head case. $85
http://www.amazon.com/Futurama-Complete-Collection-Matt-Groening/dp/B0029XFNBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1268326757&sr=8-1

That's basically $10 a set/movie
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on March 11, 2010, 09:02:28 AM
Futurama + Craig Ferguson =  :clap:

(http://s-ec-sm.buzzfeed.com/static/imagebuzz/web03/2010/3/8/12/religion-can-be-comforting-when-at-war-8425-1268067629-265.jpg)

I hope this will be confusing the hell out of passersby in Wherever This Is for years to come.

It'll be suicide-bombed into rubble within 6 months.

Or, the wall will accumulate catatonic bomb-wearing worshippers.  Middle east problem solved!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on March 11, 2010, 10:18:03 AM
Amazon's golf box deal: The Complete Futurama Collection in the Bender head case. $85
http://www.amazon.com/Futurama-Complete-Collection-Matt-Groening/dp/B0029XFNBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1268326757&sr=8-1

That's basically $10 a set/movie

That's a good deal, but I already have all the seasons.
Yea, I have all the DVDs too. And I want to upgrade the last 2 movies to Blu at some point, so I'd rather not buy them 3 times. Still very tempting though
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ShadowDog on March 11, 2010, 07:13:08 PM
Wicked!  I was just today rereading that first book!  I haven't seen this before but it's badass.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 13, 2010, 12:51:12 AM
(http://www.undeadart.com/gallery/futurama-loeg.jpg)

Wow. Alan Moore's beard just burst into flames.  :D

I've been redoing my Futurama dvd covers (I put them all into 14-mm 4-disc amarays, and I plan to do the same with the movies) and looking online for Futurama art.

What's wrong with the original packaging? I quite like it. (I wish the movies weren't in such flimsy cardboard cases, though.)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on March 14, 2010, 10:14:15 PM
The Blu-ray releases have been in plastic, so there's that. I wouldn't mind a remastered Blu-ray Futurama set.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 14, 2010, 11:15:27 PM
The Blu-ray releases have been in plastic, so there's that. I wouldn't mind a remastered Blu-ray Futurama set.

That would be a good way to get me to buy the series again. (As it is, I'm tempted to plunk down for the Bender's Head boxset...)

Anybody else want a CD of Christopher Tyng's Futurama music?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ShadowDog on March 14, 2010, 11:40:35 PM
Plus, with Groening on his carbon-neutral kick, I want a case that actually protects the disc instead of scratching it.  Plus, yeah, the outer sleeve.

Yeah those movie cases are pretty fucking annoying.  Can't wait to see what kind of crappy cases they use for the new season box sets when those get released.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 12:09:07 AM
I imagine they'll probably be crammed into a 14mm case like the most recent Family Guy and American Dad releases.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on March 15, 2010, 12:57:24 AM
Anybody else want a CD of Christopher Tyng's Futurama music?

Yes. I want a 6-CD set with ALL his Futurama music, and alternate takes. Somebody call La-Land Records, they've done a great job with Shirley Walker's music for Batman: The Animated Series....
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: FordPrefect on March 15, 2010, 01:08:47 AM
Anybody else want a CD of Christopher Tyng's Futurama music?

Yes. I want a 6-CD set with ALL his Futurama music, and alternate takes. Somebody call La-Land Records, they've done a great job with Shirley Walker's music for Batman: The Animated Series....

I'd buy it. I hope they include the music he did for the video game too.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 01:44:48 AM
I'm gonna get 24th Century on his ass.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 07:01:18 AM
Anybody else want a CD of Christopher Tyng's Futurama music?

Yes. I want a 6-CD set with ALL his Futurama music, and alternate takes. Somebody call La-Land Records, they've done a great job with Shirley Walker's music for Batman: The Animated Series....

I started a CD a while ago of all the Futurama songs, ala "Go Simpsonic."  I got through Season 1, I think.

And you'll be sharing this with us when?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 08:09:59 AM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/03/340x_450px-photo_of_production_script_for_6acv12.png_01.jpg).
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on March 18, 2010, 03:24:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/XT9XfMriVIE

Higher-quality, but unfortunately US folks only: http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=268537&title=new-episodes-on-comedy-central (http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=268537&title=new-episodes-on-comedy-central)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on March 18, 2010, 09:54:58 PM
From Phil LaMarr's Facebook: (http://bit.ly/9bRJi8)

Quote
Did I mention Kevin Pollak AND Paul Dini both coming to the Futurama table reading?

Dunno what that means, but Paul Dini anywhere near Futurama makes me hope he's guest-writing an episode (although it would be cool if he just did a guest voice, too, but still...)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 18, 2010, 10:03:57 PM
Panama Worm Hole?  :D  I was hoping they might explore some kind of alternate reality on the other side of that black hole, but hey, it could be "Zoidberg Reads The 3010 New New York Telephone Listings" and I'd still watch.  ;D

From Phil LaMarr's Facebook: (http://bit.ly/9bRJi8)

Quote
Did I mention Kevin Pollak AND Paul Dini both coming to the Futurama table reading?

Hmm... Why would Paul Dini be there? Just dropping by? Or something indescribably awesome? I'm hoping for the latter.

And why doesn't Kevin Pollak do more voice work? Or does he? Lemme check IMDb... Okay, any voice work? I mean, The Santa Clause 3? For shame.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on March 18, 2010, 10:11:58 PM
Panama Worm Hole?  :D  I was hoping they might explore some kind of alternate reality on the other side of that black hole, but hey, it could be "Zoidberg Reads The 3010 New New York Telelphone Listings" and I'd still watch.  ;D

You do have to love the way the writers constantly solve a big dilemma with one ridiculous answer, though. Wonder where they learned that narrative economy from?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 18, 2010, 10:14:44 PM
Panama Worm Hole?  :D  I was hoping they might explore some kind of alternate reality on the other side of that black hole, but hey, it could be "Zoidberg Reads The 3010 New New York Telelphone Listings" and I'd still watch.  ;D

You do have to love the way the writers constantly solve a big dilemma with one ridiculous answer, though. Wonder where they learned that narrative economy from?

Um, Star Trek?  ;)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on March 19, 2010, 05:34:00 AM
Speaking of Pollak and Futurama cast members...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bePPTg1b1tg
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 19, 2010, 06:27:49 AM
Speaking of Pollak and Futurama cast members...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bePPTg1b1tg

 :clap:  That just made my day. I might as well go back to bed, cause it ain't getting any better than that.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 20, 2010, 10:49:53 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/20t3qxg.jpg).
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 20, 2010, 10:58:24 PM
I just watched Ed Wood, and when they did the Orson Welles scene I thought "Maurice LaMarche does a pretty good Welles. Wonder who this one is?"

Yeah. :)



Maurice's Welles is spot-on, and Donofrio looks right, but the two just don't match up for some reason. That pulls me right of what is otherwise one of my favoritest movies ever.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 20, 2010, 11:04:12 PM
I just watched Ed Wood, and when they did the Orson Welles scene I thought "Maurice LaMarche does a pretty good Welles. Wonder who this one is?"

Yeah. :)



Maurice's Welles is spot-on, and Donofrio looks right, but the two just don't match up for some reason. That pulls me right of what is otherwise one of my favoritest movies ever.

Yeah, it's not the best dubbing.  Wasn't Tor dubbed or something too? His voice sounds off.

I think that's really George "The Animal" Steele, but they probably spent hours in ADR trying to get his thunderous grunts intelligible for the audience. It just adds to the Ed Woodiness of it all. :) Now that I think about it, Steele sounds nothing like Tor did. Wonder why they bothered?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 24, 2010, 11:19:24 AM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/03/340x_zoidberg.jpg) (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTjh.html)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on March 25, 2010, 08:02:46 PM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/03/340x_zoidberg.jpg) (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTjh.html)

That is damn sexy.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MSTJedi on March 25, 2010, 11:57:29 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/20t3qxg.jpg).

QFT . . . How could you NOT read that in his voice?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 26, 2010, 04:53:39 AM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/03/340x_zoidberg.jpg) (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTjh.html)

That is damn sexy.

No, the one with the erect mating frill is sexy:

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/stills/matingfuturama_io9.flv.jpg)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: satanloveskitties on March 27, 2010, 08:17:53 PM
Hope its better than those straight to dvd movies ....those were ehhhh
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on March 27, 2010, 08:32:14 PM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/03/340x_zoidberg.jpg) (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTjh.html)

That is damn sexy.

No, the one with the erect mating frill is sexy:

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/stills/matingfuturama_io9.flv.jpg)

Look, if I was gonna make it with a big freaky mud bug, you'd be at the top of the list!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 28, 2010, 09:46:29 AM
Hope its better than those straight to dvd movies ....those were ehhhh

I hate to admit it, but yeah, they were disappointing. I loved Bender's game, though. That was easily the strongest.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 28, 2010, 09:53:59 AM
Now you see I liked all four of the movies and Into the Wild Green Yonder is one of my top ten episodes so i hope the next season has more episodes like it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on March 28, 2010, 12:47:03 PM
I thought the first one was the best, myself. "Bender's Game" had its moments, but didn't feel like a coherent whole, and I thought there was a lot of missed potential in the Tolkien portion. (Seriously, where the hell was Zap Brannigan leading the Rohirrim?)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: satanloveskitties on March 28, 2010, 08:34:34 PM
they were graspin straws
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 29, 2010, 06:33:35 AM
I didn't like the first one because Nudar was so repulsive.  Just really nasty.

I love the nudist aliens, especially their victory dance. I want a gif of that.

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/en.futurama/images/d/d7/Scammer_aliens.JPG)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: satanloveskitties on March 29, 2010, 09:09:29 AM
I think the show will still be funny. In my opinion the movie format was too much for them to hold together..more like a mini series without commercials witch is what it was . Felt same way about the Family Guy thing they did too and I love that show .. I have faith  . Maybe better even with it being on comedy central
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 29, 2010, 09:41:39 AM
Plus, my wife hates Futurama, so it's sort of hard to watch when she's around.

Your wife is a terrible person.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on March 29, 2010, 07:00:53 PM
I've found that repeat viewings help the movies out a lot. I wasn't too keen on Beast with a Billion Backs, but I caught it on Comedy Central the other night and thought it was awesome.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ScottotD on March 31, 2010, 07:09:01 AM
Plus, my wife hates Futurama, so it's sort of hard to watch when she's around.

Your wife is a terrible person.

HAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on April 03, 2010, 09:40:19 PM
Day-um.

"Gimme all your money or my robot'll shoot you!"
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on April 08, 2010, 12:23:56 PM
So, I'm wagering that Futurama's new episode premiere on Comedy Central will get higher ratings than any time it aired on Fox. Whats does youse guyses thinks?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 08, 2010, 12:25:12 PM
Bite my shiny, metal ass...Fox.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on April 08, 2010, 12:29:31 PM
SILENCE!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 08, 2010, 12:42:24 PM
June baby, their back in June...

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on April 08, 2010, 01:27:37 PM
(http://dunnsvendingservices.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/futurama_crack_vending_machine.jpg)

I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG, MAN! I NEED A FIX NOW!

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090622153236/en.futurama/images/2/2c/Crack_Addict.jpg)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on April 08, 2010, 01:45:19 PM
I need to watch those movies again.  I'm only on disc 1 of S4 in my rewatching though!

And then there's the excellent audio commentaries.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 11:20:25 AM
Brain Slug cupcakes:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_d2oMEG-_msw/S1XpWeohu4I/AAAAAAAABvU/cl1zZAV5Qeg/s400/bstwo.jpg)

For awhile I was ripping the commentaries off and listening to them as .mp3s while driving or whatever. 

Wow. You are my hero.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 13, 2010, 11:34:12 AM
Brain Slug cupcakes:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_d2oMEG-_msw/S1XpWeohu4I/AAAAAAAABvU/cl1zZAV5Qeg/s400/bstwo.jpg)

For awhile I was ripping the commentaries off and listening to them as .mp3s while driving or whatever. 

Wow. You are my hero.

Unitl you realize that "whatever" means ~while Masturbating~.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 11:53:03 AM
For awhile I was ripping the commentaries off and listening to them as .mp3s while driving or whatever. 

Wow. You are my hero.

Unitl you realize that "whatever" means ~while Masturbating~.

Dave Cohen's voice is so sexy.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on May 06, 2010, 02:49:54 AM
An image from the first episode:

(http://www.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Futurama-image-601-Crew-Skeletons-1-600x480.jpg)

Your guess is as good as mine. (If this is a still, why isn't it widescreen? Hiding a spoiler, maybe?)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on May 06, 2010, 03:36:32 AM
An image from the first episode:

(http://www.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Futurama-image-601-Crew-Skeletons-1-600x480.jpg)

Your guess is as good as mine. (If this is a still, why isn't it widescreen? Hiding a spoiler, maybe?)

Not Scruffy!!!  Noooo!!!

Oh, and it sucks to be the other guys too.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 06, 2010, 09:34:17 AM
Kif's and Zoidberg's "skeletons" are great. :)

Looks like they're going to be heads in a jar, eh?

That fits with the sneak peek we got earlier, something about only the professor having full body emergency system and all the others had just their heads saved.

Bender's is great also, they've done that a few times, show him to have all kinds of mechanical parts in his body but when he opens that door to store things it's always empty in there.

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on May 06, 2010, 05:20:40 PM
An image from the first episode:

(http://www.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Futurama-image-601-Crew-Skeletons-1-600x480.jpg)

Your guess is as good as mine. (If this is a still, why isn't it widescreen? Hiding a spoiler, maybe?)
Great, I finally get to see Leela and Amy without clothes on and it's THIS.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on May 06, 2010, 09:04:16 PM
This...is interesting: From http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/tag/countdown-to-futurama/ (http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/tag/countdown-to-futurama/)

Quote
Today's exclusive look at the new season of Futurama is a sketch by Matt Groening. It's a prop design from the first episode "Rebirth" and is listed as a "Birthing Device," which is weird, because that's exactly what a birthing device looks like now. I guess not everything is going to be wildly different in a thousand years.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2704/601birthingdevice.th.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2704/601birthingdevice.jpg)

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@ccinsider And in #Futurama news, who wants to see Matt Groening's birthing device? Hint: it's not a penis! http://bit.ly/9yZsp8 (http://twitter.com/ccinsider/status/13498349746)

I don't know whether to be excited or a little scared...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on May 07, 2010, 01:26:58 AM
Kif's and Zoidberg's "skeletons" are great. :)

"I don't have bones. I'm supported by a system of fluid-filled bladders."

That birthing device is so not drawn by Matt. His "sketches" always look like he was holding the pencil with his nose.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on May 07, 2010, 02:33:12 AM
Life-size Bender model! More info and pics here. (http://desbromilow.blogspot.com/p/bender-bending-rodriguez-model.html)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_X5n9PEej9yI/S7xTrKO7UfI/AAAAAAAAABE/HF_4gt140js/s1600/101_0087.JPG)

Kif's and Zoidberg's "skeletons" are great. :)

"I don't have bones. I'm supported by a system of fluid-filled bladders."

That birthing device is so not drawn by Matt. His "sketches" always look like he was holding the pencil with his nose.

And apparently an upcoming episode is entitled "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences." Yay!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on May 07, 2010, 09:36:47 AM
That Bender statue is awesome!

I still want an empty Bender Head case for my DVDs that I already have.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on May 11, 2010, 12:34:35 PM
more concept art: http://io9.com/5536324/in-futurama-concept-art-fry-gives-bender-mouth+to+ass-resuscitation/gallery/

(http://cache-04.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/05/500x_futu1.jpg)

edit: oooooo, a prime factorization joke. shiny.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sharktopus on May 11, 2010, 02:11:05 PM
(http://cache-04.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/05/500x_futu1.jpg)

They should really lose that one way too Simpsony looking woman from their background character pack. She always stands out like a sore thumb to me.

I didn't think that Birthing thing looked bad at all...

...which proves that Matt didn't draw it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on May 11, 2010, 02:19:39 PM
...which proves that Matt didn't draw it.

Well, the site info was slightly off. It definitely looked like the final prop design sheet instead of a sketch, so it's the refined version of whatever Groening initially drew.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on May 14, 2010, 06:47:33 PM
Article about physics with David X. Cohen: http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201005/profiles.cfm
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2010, 05:58:48 PM
(http://cache-04.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/05/500x_futu1.jpg)
I got the joke without doing the math.  Or having any math skills.  Yey references!

Does this mean Bender's gonna get hooked on shock again?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 18, 2010, 07:20:19 PM
I don't get it at all.

I think it's meant to add up to 54.  Hence, Studio 54.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on May 18, 2010, 08:10:11 PM
I don't get it at all.

I think it's meant to add up to 54.  Hence, Studio 54.
Huh? It's 1, 2 and 27. Oh, I guess if you multiply them. I kept thinking the 33 was 9. I'm an engimaneer!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on May 19, 2010, 03:57:04 AM
it's called prime factorization. you break a number down into multiples of prime numbers.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on May 23, 2010, 05:14:23 AM
In preparation for the new episodes I will be re-watching the whole series. If you alternate between watching 2 and 3 episodes a day, then one movie per day, you will finish Wild Green Yonder on the 24th.
Today's episodes : Space Pilot 3000, Episode 2: The Series Has Landed, and I, Roommate.

It always amazes me how strong this show started.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on May 30, 2010, 02:38:45 PM
http://slurmed.com/news/2010-05-30/futurama-season-6-episodes-new-info-with-plots-and-possible-airdates (http://slurmed.com/news/2010-05-30/futurama-season-6-episodes-new-info-with-plots-and-possible-airdates)

Quote
Welcome back people. I'm here because Svip from The Infosphere found some interesting new info. According to tv.msn.com, we have now possible air dates of the first 6+1 episodes, including the plots of 6 of them (confirming the plots of 2 episodes). They also mention a brand new episode:

6acv02 - In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
[Jun 24th, 2010] - Leela and Zapp Brannigan find themselves stranded on an Eden-like planet.

6acv03 - Attack of the Killer App.
[Jul 1th, 2010] - Fry posts an embarrassing video of Leela online.

6acv04 - Proposition Infinity
[Jul 8th, 2010] - Bender leads a campaign to legalize robosexual marriage between humans and robots.

6acv05 - The Duh-Vinci Code
[Jul 15th, 2010] - The crew races to future Rome to unearth the shocking secret of Leonardo da Vinci.

6acv06 - Lethal Inspection
[Jul 22th 15th, 2010] - Bender learns that he suffers from a mortal manufacturing defect.

6acv07 - The Late Philip J. Fry
[Jul 29th, 2010] - The Professor invents a one-way time machine.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Chaos on May 30, 2010, 08:54:20 PM
Now that I have actually read the book "Ender's Game" (something I had never done but should have a long time ago), I need to go back and rewatch Bender's Game to see if it sucks less, since I now realize that it was an obvious homage. :)

Can't wait 'till the 24th for new episodes!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on May 30, 2010, 09:21:49 PM
Now that I have actually read the book "Ender's Game" (something I had never done but should have a long time ago), I need to go back and rewatch Bender's Game to see if it sucks less, since I now realize that it was an obvious homage. :)

Can't wait 'till the 24th for new episodes!
I haven't read the book in a long time, but I don't think anything in Bender's Game was an homage to Ender's Game other than the title.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 02, 2010, 12:39:20 PM
If you'll just avert your eyes to the left:

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/tag/countdown-to-futurama/page/2/ (http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/tag/countdown-to-futurama/page/2/)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on June 02, 2010, 01:00:29 PM
As a man with no cable, please just tell me this will be available streaming online.  That's all I want to know right now.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 02, 2010, 01:08:09 PM
I'd assume the new eps will be on the "Full Episodes" section of Comedy Central's website...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 04, 2010, 06:16:48 PM
Oh hell yes - Katee Sackhoff is gonna be a guest star somewhere in the new season (It makes sense beyond her BSG work - she's from Oregon, and so is the show's creators. We Oregonians get along (mostly.))

http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33722/futurama-sixth-season-gets-debut-date (http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33722/futurama-sixth-season-gets-debut-date)

Quote
Special guest stars during the season will include Chris Elliot, Craig Ferguson, George Takei, Sergio Aragones, Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Katee Sackhoff and Mark Mothersbaugh.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 04, 2010, 07:04:39 PM
Oh hell yes - Katee Sackhoff is gonna be a guest star somewhere in the new season (It makes sense beyond her BSG work - she's from Oregon, and so is the show's creators. We Oregonians get along (mostly.))

http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33722/futurama-sixth-season-gets-debut-date (http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33722/futurama-sixth-season-gets-debut-date)

Quote
Special guest stars during the season will include Chris Elliot, Craig Ferguson, George Takei, Sergio Aragones, Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Katee Sackhoff and Mark Mothersbaugh.
Chris Elliot?! Oh, man, I hope it's a Dogbert cameo!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 04, 2010, 07:08:53 PM
As a man with no cable, please just tell me this will be available streaming online.  That's all I want to know right now.
I fully endorse you torrenting them. It's probably what I will have to do, unless they end up on Hulu or something like that.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: anais.jude on June 05, 2010, 08:11:34 PM
In honour of new episodes coming out this month, I went to Facebook to change my name to Andrea Zapp Brannigan Krottner (formerly Andrea Rowsdower Krottner)

Unlike when I changed my middle name to Rowsdower, it was not an instant change. They said "You name change request has been submitted"


Facebook is getting so lame
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 14, 2010, 10:49:38 AM
(http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/files/2010/06/606-kill-bots420.jpg) (http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/files/2010/06/606-kill-bots.jpg)

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2010/06/14/countdown-to-futurama-kill-bots/
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 14, 2010, 05:21:00 PM
What's so objectionable about Nudar?
(http://www.mwctoys.com/images/review_futuramas1_1.jpg)
 :P
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 15, 2010, 01:39:49 PM
I SPRUNGE CODE!!!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 16, 2010, 02:08:34 PM
http://tv.ign.com/dor/objects/824086/futurama/images/futurama-20100610070752695.html;jsessionid=hfg5a5u6ueh7 (http://tv.ign.com/dor/objects/824086/futurama/images/futurama-20100610070752695.html;jsessionid=hfg5a5u6ueh7)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 16, 2010, 06:13:07 PM
http://tv.ign.com/dor/objects/824086/futurama/images/futurama-20100610070752695.html;jsessionid=hfg5a5u6ueh7 (http://tv.ign.com/dor/objects/824086/futurama/images/futurama-20100610070752695.html;jsessionid=hfg5a5u6ueh7)
He he. Boioioing!
Huh huh.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 22, 2010, 10:14:12 PM
It seems the two new episodes have leaked. In case you can't wait another day to see them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 23, 2010, 11:26:07 AM
It seems the two new episodes have leaked. In case you can't wait another day to see them.

Yeah, no. I love this show so much that I'm gonna watch it on TV - especially because now we finally have HD (and I a beautiful 42" plasma TV.)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 23, 2010, 11:40:55 AM
It seems the two new episodes have leaked. In case you can't wait another day to see them.

Yeah, no. I love this show so much that I'm gonna watch it on TV - especially because now we finally have HD (and I a beautiful 42" plasma TV.)
That was my intention, but I dunno. I just got bored I guess. Don't worry though, I won't say a word about the episodes. Not until after they have aired.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 23, 2010, 11:51:42 AM
I don't have ComCen, so I downloaded them so I can watch on Thursday. lol.  I'm a dork.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on June 24, 2010, 08:14:14 PM
Futurama is really and for-truly back! All the wit and charm and skilled sci-fi-omedy writing is back in full force. I finished these episodes with a sense of glee and inner joy that can never be canceled again. :^)

I want a Chamber of Understanding.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on June 24, 2010, 08:15:58 PM
Oh, I do hope "The Transcredible Exploits of Zap Brannigan" becomes a recurring gag.
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Post by: anais.jude on June 24, 2010, 09:02:09 PM
Since the show is back on, Fry and Leela need to break up. It was nice having them together if we thought we would never see them again, but now....


I loved both episodes. This and Pysch is going to make the summer ten times more awesome
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 24, 2010, 09:05:48 PM
Where can they be found online (not a Torrent)? I just have basic cable.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on June 24, 2010, 09:06:40 PM
The second episode is much better than the first....it's as good as the older stuff.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 24, 2010, 09:18:02 PM
Where can they be found online (not a Torrent)? I just have basic cable.
This site doesn't exactly seem legit, so who knows how long it will be up, but they have the new episodes for streaming
http://www.futurama-stream.com/season-6/episode-1-rebirth
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Post by: dangfish on June 24, 2010, 09:24:59 PM
There were some funny bits scattered here and there throughout both episodes but nowhere near the hilarity of the original ones.  I did find them a little funnier than those horrible direct-to-DVD movies however,  so perhaps there is hope.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 24, 2010, 11:01:41 PM
Where can they be found online (not a Torrent)? I just have basic cable.

I'm sure they'll be on comedycentral.com soon.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 24, 2010, 11:07:58 PM
Where can they be found online (not a Torrent)? I just have basic cable.

I'm sure they'll be on comedycentral.com soon.

Usually it's the next day, but they don't put every show on the website so we will see tomorrow.  I hope they show up on iTunes HD, that's the way I want to see them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 25, 2010, 12:34:40 AM
Well, in any case, while the episodes were funny, they better go back to a straightforward storyline next episode. Multiple flashback reveals at the end of every ep are gonna get old fast.

On the other hand, I'm glad it still feels like the show never left. Loved the CSI: Miami dig in the 2nd ep the best.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: WeatherServo9 on June 25, 2010, 02:09:02 AM
I thought both eps were thoroughly enjoyable and look forward to seeing this classic back on a weekly basis.  Whatever complaints people have about the humor not being up to snuff (I didn't think it was lacking), the show looks fantastic.  The animation seems really top-notch.  Also, I especially thought the opening line about the old and new idiots was quite funny.  It kind of reminded me of when Letterman opened his first CBS show with Larry Bud Melman saying "this is CBS!" 

I was also glad to see Scruffy back.  Is that a spoiler?

Am I right in hoping that, from this season on, we'll get full season DVDs (or see it online in various forms)?

Also, was I the only one who thought it sometimes sounded like some of the characters' voices were not quite right?  Maybe in subsequent episodes they'll get back in the vocal groove, or maybe the actors are just getting older and their voices don't sound like they used to.  Or maybe I'm just hearing things.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 25, 2010, 02:27:36 AM
Also, was I the only one who thought it sometimes sounded like some of the characters' voices were not quite right?  Maybe in subsequent episodes they'll get back in the vocal groove, or maybe the actors are just getting older and their voices don't sound like they used to.  Or maybe I'm just hearing things.
I've noticed a difference in some voices since the movies. Most notably Farnsworth and Bender.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ScottotD on June 25, 2010, 02:28:37 AM
I wasn't really into ep 1 besides Bender's story and some Farnsworth lines but I dug ep 2 a lot.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on June 25, 2010, 06:40:26 AM
Funny, the consensus here is that the second episode was better than the first, but on another forum I visit, the consensus is the exact opposite.

Me, I enjoyed them both, but wouldn't rank either among my all-time favorites.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 25, 2010, 06:45:50 AM
I liked the first more than the second. Though Zapp's line "Mr. President. What the hell" was my favorite from both.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 25, 2010, 10:46:43 AM
I liked the first more than the second. Though Zapp's line "Mr. President. What the hell" was my favorite from both.

Ditto to that entire post.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 25, 2010, 11:34:36 AM
First 2 episodes are up on iTunes, HD season pass is $32.  Same price at Amazon VOD HD.  Interesting they are calling this season 7, the movies counted as 2 seasons?

Just watch the first 2 episodes, I think I like the first one slightly better, the second would be better except for the ending, the ending of the second one seemed kinda slapped on.

Other than that ending I think the writing is back, seems a little sharper than it was for the movies, Futurama really is better at 21 minutes per story.

Later meatbags...

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: anais.jude on June 26, 2010, 08:28:00 AM
I found the ending of the second one to be pretty messed up.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

If it leads to Fry and Leela going back to the way things were before Into the Wild Green Yonder, that's cool, but still a pretty messed up way to do it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 26, 2010, 09:30:48 AM
First 2 episodes are up on iTunes, HD season pass is $32.  Same price at Amazon VOD HD.  Interesting they are calling this season 7, the movies counted as 2 seasons?

I think one of the earlier "seasons" was actually divided into two broadcast ones (vol. 4 I think).
That is correct. Though most places I've seen have been counting the movies as a separate entity, and this is supposed to be the start of season 6. Of course Wikipedia goes by the DVD releases as season, count the movies as season 5, making this season 6.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 26, 2010, 09:56:56 AM
their numbering system is almost as bad as rifftrax's. :P
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on June 26, 2010, 10:04:13 AM
It's what I did with my custom covers; the movies are "volume 5". 

This will also be two seasons, yes? 14 eps one year and 12 the next?
Considering that there was a "26 episode order", and this year there are 12 new ones, then that seems logical.

Also, according to ol'Wiki, episode 11 is called "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences". I cannot wait.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on June 27, 2010, 07:40:50 AM
Coma coma coma coma coma chameleon!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on June 29, 2010, 01:19:35 AM
http://twitter.com/gotfuturama/status/17317112729 (http://twitter.com/gotfuturama/status/17317112729)

Quote
@gotfuturama As well as the new season, the #Futurama movies
are now on iTunes. All in HD!!! http://bit.ly/bkxlVP (http://bit.ly/bkxlVP)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2010, 01:03:25 AM
Just watched the eyePhone episode, the show is definitely back, other than it being widescreen this one felt like it would fit right in with the older ones.

How weird is it that the clip on the CC website cuts out the "eyephone 2.0" line, but I watch the show on iTunes, and yesterday I was watching the first 2 episodes on my iPod while waiting for my car to be serviced.....
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on July 03, 2010, 08:12:17 AM
Just watched the eyePhone episode, the show is definitely back, other than it being widescreen this one felt like it would fit right in with the older ones.

How weird is it that the clip on the CC website cuts out the "eyephone 2.0" line, but I watch the show on iTunes, and yesterday I was watching the first 2 episodes on my iPod while waiting for my car to be serviced.....

Hahahaha....Dumb Bastard.
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Post by: MrTorso on July 03, 2010, 08:48:29 AM
How weird is it that the clip on the CC website cuts out the "eyephone 2.0" line,

Because in that clip there is no set up that it is called "eyePhone" and is in fact installed in your eye. If you didn't already see the full episode you would have no idea what Mom was talking about when she said "eyePhone 2.0"  Actually that clip is pretty good at not spoiling the gag.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2010, 10:39:09 AM
How weird is it that the clip on the CC website cuts out the "eyephone 2.0" line,

Because in that clip there is no set up that it is called "eyePhone" and is in fact installed in your eye. If you didn't already see the full episode you would have no idea what Mom was talking about when she said "eyePhone 2.0"  Actually that clip is pretty good at not spoiling the gag.

I figured it was because they hadn't shown the text yet, but if they were trying to protect the gag that's pretty cool.  Hmm, a network that is careful with it's clips to prevent spoilers, did hell freeze over?  Maybe they have the guys doing the show make the clips for them, yea, that's got to be it.

It still would have been funny considering the rate the new iPhone is selling at, but they couldn't have know that months ago, they got pretty lucky with the timing, with the animation being so much more detailed they can't work as fast as South Park so doing breaking news isn't their thing.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Chaos on July 03, 2010, 08:17:36 PM
A phone that started to get idiots buying it 3 years ago is hardly current news. Just because there happens to be a new model of said phone out now doesn't mean they were talking specifically about the iPhone 4 - the stupid thing has been draining cash from yuppies and idiots since 2007.

Dumb bastards...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 03, 2010, 08:32:21 PM
iPhone hysteria isn't current news??
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ScottotD on July 04, 2010, 02:05:05 AM
I really think ep 3 was the weakest Futurama ever, the dumb bastards and 3rd World things were good but both the main and sub-plots seemed well below what I expect from them
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 04, 2010, 06:04:23 PM
I really think ep 3 was the weakest Futurama ever, the dumb bastards and 3rd World things were good but both the main and sub-plots seemed well below what I expect from them

I kind of feel that way too.

It certainly had a couple of laughs, but it was such a misfire in general. There's certainly nothing wrong with parody, but it was so flimsy and hacky with it's jokes... I just expect better from them.

The whole episode seemed so... "old comic" and so "the kids today" which is just not what Futurama should be. I looked up the writer to see if has new, but he actually wrote a lot of great episode, including the Problem with Popplers. Though I see he wrote on the Johnny Carson show, so I guess he IS an old comic...

The first two episodes back were really strong (especially the first episode) that I didn't expect to get such a terrible episode.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 04, 2010, 06:05:49 PM
You both are crackheads.  What is it about the Southern Hemisphere that drives you guys to cocaine?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 04, 2010, 06:10:03 PM
You both are crackheads.  What is it about the Southern Hemisphere that drives you guys to cocaine?

People from your hemisphere agree:

http://io9.com/5577694/futurama-misses-its-chance-to-explore-the-downside-of-the-new-iphone-and-twitter
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 04, 2010, 07:02:57 PM
Well, it seems this episode was really hit or miss for people, reading reviews online it seems about a 50/50 split of love/hate.

I thought there were a lot of great gags in it, and laughed more than the first 2 episodes, that's all I care about.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: WeatherServo9 on July 06, 2010, 01:04:58 AM
iPhone hysteria isn't current news??

I suspect that we will be able to go on making fun of Apple hysteria long into the future...ama.  Also I couldn't help but think of Lisa Simpson and her MyPod as I was watching this.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TTYT on July 08, 2010, 10:31:57 PM
Okay. that was Futurama at its best. Spectacular episode this week.
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Post by: goflyblind on July 09, 2010, 04:31:17 AM
hopes... deleted
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Post by: spaceforarent on July 09, 2010, 06:44:45 AM
Okay. that was Futurama at its best. Spectacular episode this week.
Really? I thought that was a really weak episode.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 09, 2010, 10:13:44 AM
I've thought they have all been perfectly mediocre, which is JUST how I like it.... because it doesn't seem like they're trying to "blow us out of the water" with each and every episode, which in my opinion is what would cause it to jump the shark completely.  The fact that it's at the exact same standard they were at before makes it perfect to me.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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Post by: WeatherServo9 on July 09, 2010, 10:30:57 AM
The fact that it's at the exact same standard they were at before makes it perfect to me.

Totally agreed.  What were people expecting, a completely different show?  No, it's the same old Futurama, with all of the things we like about it - nothing more, nothing less.

I really liked this latest one as well.  If ghosts and horses can marry, then the future is a great place indeed.  I'm also curious if bad-ass Kip at the end was a one-time gag, or if he'll try and be that way from now on. 

I so wish they could make two new episodes a week, as the 10:30 repeat now seems a bit disappointing.
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Post by: SJP on July 09, 2010, 12:05:08 PM
Haven't seen this Thursday's episode, but to comment on some of the stuff about the "Is it as good as it used to be?" sort of thing...

I like the new Futurama shows.  I like the old Futurama shows.  What I didn't care for much was the in-between movies...or, at least, the last two.  I was so sorely disappointed in "Bender's Game" that I didn't watch "Wild Green Yonder."

Why I say this, is because what I think about the iPhone thing is that they used the parody as background for the characters.  The focus of the episode didn't seem so much to hate the iPhone and Twitter, which they did get in some jabs on, as much as they used them as a way for the characters to bounce off and have a goofy story.  The point of the episode isn't "LOOK!   LOOK!  THIS TECHNOLOGY IS STUPID!"  It was there to have Bender and Fry have their contest and to poke fun at the culture of "Embarrassment=Popularity."  You know, things that'll be around long after the iPhone is history.

The problem with "Bender's Game," in my opinion, is they let the whole parody of "green energy vs. oil" get in the way of the characters and of having FUN.  Considering the second half of the movie is the exact same thing that happened in the first half, just with D&D references, cheapened the whole story for me and made it less fun to watch.  I have no problem with anybody getting political, having a serious stance on something, or doing satire...I love South Park, and they do it all the time...but when it stalls out your characters doing what they do best, then you're not doing your audience justice.  For comparison, look at the Family Guy Star Wars stuff.  There are some good gags in there, but when you're too focused on "this character should play THAT character" regardless of who pairs up best, and worry too much about recreating your favorite scenes instead of thinking about what would be funny, then the overall experience isn't going to be as good as it could've been.  Somebody on here mentioned that Brian and Stewie are their best team, and splitting them apart just because they thought the characters looked more like these particular Star Wars characters was a bad idea; I agree.

You have to do right by the characters you write for, and I think the show since it came back on is doing that.  Zap Brannigan making the "Zoom in" gag (as well as all the "MMMGGGGG!" noises when explaining things to Leela), the whole "robot" thing in the first episode, and Bender and Fry creating a punishment that, in all honesty, wouldn't bother Bender in the least when you think about it, all have the classic Futurama vibe TO ME (emphasis here) while trying to do see what new stuff they can stick out there.  They're having fun with it, and as long as they keep that up it's fine with me.

Oh, and the endlessly spewing goat is awesome.  I don't care who says otherwise.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 09, 2010, 08:46:35 PM
The fact that it's at the exact same standard they were at before makes it perfect to me.

Totally agreed.  What were people expecting, a completely different show?  No, it's the same old Futurama, with all of the things we like about it - nothing more, nothing less.

I really liked this latest one as well.  If ghosts and horses can marry, then the future is a great place indeed.  I'm also curious if bad-ass Kip at the end was a one-time gag, or if he'll try and be that way from now on. 

Yes, that's what I've been thinking also, these last 2 episodes feel like they would fit right into any of the previous seasons.

Can't expect them to come back with a string of the greatest episodes ever.  I think people have gotten used to playing their favorite episodes on disk or something.

I was doubting this weeks show for a while, couldn't belive bender would stay in love for that long, I think that made the pay-off a bit more funny.

The song over the credits was great, hope you folks watching on CC got to hear it, or did they do a promo over the credits?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 11, 2010, 01:02:35 PM
The first episode back and the other two were pretty darn good.  Haven't seen this Thursdays yet, but the show is still good.  One clever touch in the Rebirth episode is a clever clue of the episodes twist ending where Fry is staring longingly at a lego Fry and Leela. At first I thought "why does he have those lying around without a comment or joke on it.  Why not a picture."  Now I get it.  The other episodes weren't as good (Susan Boil seems cringeworthy and kind of mean, although I like the joke "Ew? Scottish?")  I think it's on par.

Maybe it's just me but while the animation is very good, they seem to be scaling back the 2.5D and other flourishes they've used in earlier seasons.  Or did I just miss that?

Things I liked about the three episodes I've seen so far.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 12, 2010, 07:37:40 AM
A little nit-pick about the first new episode (do we still need spoilers?)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: eegah on July 12, 2010, 08:52:48 AM
We've been really happy with the new eps so far. It's like the old show is back!

We were worried after those crappy movies (the first one was ok, but the last three were pretty bad, IOHO).
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 12, 2010, 09:48:23 AM
We were worried after those crappy movies (the first one was ok, but the last three were pretty bad, IOHO).

The last one grew on me after watching it a couple more times, especially after the commentary.  The middle two(2) still are kind of dull... the tentacle one being the weakest IMO, simply because they tried to fit an episode's (maybe two) worth of plot into a movie length.
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Post by: spaceforarent on July 12, 2010, 12:39:35 PM
We were worried after those crappy movies (the first one was ok, but the last three were pretty bad, IOHO).

The last one grew on me after watching it a couple more times, especially after the commentary.  The middle two(2) still are kind of dull... the tentacle one being the weakest IMO, simply because they tried to fit an episode's (maybe two) worth of plot into a movie length.

I like the 4th one best.
Same here. For me it's 4>1>2>3.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 12, 2010, 02:25:55 PM
I like the unreleased fifth movie best.  For me it's 5-1-4-3-2
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 13, 2010, 11:52:58 AM
A little nit-pick about the first new episode (do we still need spoilers?)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Do you know the great thing about nerds... they try hard to explain stuff away so the creators don't have to.  Like so:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 13, 2010, 12:44:24 PM
A little nit-pick about the first new episode (do we still need spoilers?)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Do you know the great thing about nerds... they try hard to explain stuff away so the creators don't have to.  Like so:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


That could be it. Oh nerds, what can't they explain
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Post by: goflyblind on July 13, 2010, 12:49:25 PM
That could be it. Oh nerds, what can't they explain

love. :(
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 16, 2010, 07:04:01 PM
Just watched the Duh Vinci episode, 3 times, I guess I liked it.  3rd one was mostly to  freeze frame a lot, massive amounts of detail in some of the scenes, must have drove the animators crazy...
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 16, 2010, 08:31:29 PM
I really enjoyed that episode.  I've said "Not even a card." nonstop since watching it.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 17, 2010, 01:47:51 AM
Favorite since the series relaunched. The plot was fun, the jokes kept me laughing, and I like that they stuck with Fry's belief that you use nails to hammer in nails.
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Post by: WeatherServo9 on July 17, 2010, 06:11:29 AM
...and I like that they stuck with Fry's belief that you use nails to hammer in nails.

Wait, you're saying that isn't true?  Well that explains a lot.

There was a lot to like in this one, from the Millionaire parody to the ongoing satire of the Dan Brown nonsense. 

I do wonder what the Professor and Fry did in that spaceship alone for a month, though.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2010, 10:50:43 AM
I do wonder what the Professor and Fry did in that spaceship alone for a month, though.

Really, have to wonder how they ate and breathed, and other science facts.... ;D
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: WeatherServo9 on July 17, 2010, 08:23:12 PM
I do wonder what the Professor and Fry did in that spaceship alone for a month, though.
Really, have to wonder how they ate and breathed, and other science facts.... ;D

Well, maybe I should just relax.  They probably worked on a lot of crossword puzzles.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Chaos on July 18, 2010, 05:07:26 AM
It's a sad state of affairs on the internet that this is probably one of the few active forums left that would get those jokes... but the fact that the jokes are made and understood here makes me love these forums all the more. ;)

This was a really funny episode. Definitely the best one so far this season. Love the twists that he was actually the dumbest person on his planet, and what his masterpiece invention was actually for. Classic.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 22, 2010, 10:09:04 PM
Awesome episode tonight with a sweet ending. I don't know if history will place this one beside Jurassic Bark, Leela's Homeworld, or Luck of the Fryrish, but it was a nifty episode none-the-less. Nice to see Hermes get a little character development too.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 23, 2010, 12:23:10 AM
I loved the hell out of this episode, especially the end. Reminded me of just how good the writers are at making a really funny and fun episode while still being able to make me go "Awww!! I'm gonna cry!!!" at the end.
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Post by: spaceforarent on July 23, 2010, 05:29:53 AM
I've translated the alien note Leela gets: "NEED EXTRA CASH? MELT DOWN YOUR OLD, UNWANTED HUMANS. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR!"

I've been rather underwhelmed by the last three episodes. Still, love me some killbots. "Someone said Howitzer!"

Also loved the bottle at the end, Jose Servo. Even if it's not necessarily an MST reference, I still think it's funny.
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Post by: doggans on July 23, 2010, 06:03:05 AM
I don't remember, have they ever used Bender and Hermes as a duo before? Because that worked a lot better than I expected.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 23, 2010, 06:15:25 AM
I don't remember, have they ever used Bender and Hermes as a duo before? Because that worked a lot better than I expected.
That would be a no.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 23, 2010, 08:59:26 AM
I kinda called it being Hermes who passed Bender's inspection.. Did love the Baby Bender though..
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Post by: WeatherServo9 on July 23, 2010, 11:06:04 AM
You know, I was in Italy last week.  Also, you call that an ink defense?

Awww, Baby Bender.  He owes his whole life to a rebellion against bureaucracy.  And to evil robots firing at themselves whenever th...SOMEONE SAID FIRE!!!!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 24, 2010, 10:11:30 AM
I've translated the alien note Leela gets: "NEED EXTRA CASH? MELT DOWN YOUR OLD, UNWANTED HUMANS. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR!"

I've been rather underwhelmed by the last three episodes. Still, love me some killbots. "Someone said Howitzer!"

Also loved the bottle at the end, Jose Servo. Even if it's not necessarily an MST reference, I still think it's funny.

Another great episode.

I missed the bottle name, just went and freeze framed it, cool.

There was also an "adobe photo shoppe" just before they got to the abandoned factory.

Freeze it real fast after passing the border guard and there's a "Tijuana Wal-Mart"  and "!Ay! Cantina Turner".

And Benders baby bottle says cerveza on it.
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Post by: spaceforarent on July 24, 2010, 10:24:16 AM
I've translated the alien note Leela gets: "NEED EXTRA CASH? MELT DOWN YOUR OLD, UNWANTED HUMANS. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR!"

I've been rather underwhelmed by the last three episodes. Still, love me some killbots. "Someone said Howitzer!"

Also loved the bottle at the end, Jose Servo. Even if it's not necessarily an MST reference, I still think it's funny.
"!Ay! Cantina Turner".
Took me a minute to get that. When I did, I let out a groan louder than the audiences at the end of Inception. That's not a spoiler, is it?
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Post by: ScottotD on July 24, 2010, 10:32:10 AM
I've translated the alien note Leela gets: "NEED EXTRA CASH? MELT DOWN YOUR OLD, UNWANTED HUMANS. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR!"

I've been rather underwhelmed by the last three episodes. Still, love me some killbots. "Someone said Howitzer!"

Also loved the bottle at the end, Jose Servo. Even if it's not necessarily an MST reference, I still think it's funny.
"!Ay! Cantina Turner".
Took me a minute to get that. When I did, I let out a groan louder than the audiences at the end of Inception. That's not a spoiler, is it?

I guess it's a spoiler that you saw Inception with a crowd of people that aren't very bright.
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Post by: spaceforarent on July 29, 2010, 01:44:48 PM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/mattrick51/th_CIMG0003.jpg?t=1280436064)

Bought a Futurama Kidrobot earlier today, excited to find out it wasn't another Leela (I bought one from Mr. Torso, then found two in a row in blind boxes). Only have 4 more to get, Sal, Slurms, Lrrr, and Robot Devil
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 29, 2010, 02:29:07 PM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/mattrick51/th_CIMG0003.jpg?t=1280436064)

Bought a Futurama Kidrobot earlier today, excited to find out it wasn't another Leela (I bought one from Mr. Torso, then found two in a row in blind boxes). Only have 4 more to get, Sal, Slurms, Lrrr, and Robot Devil

I sent my girlfriend one I got in San Francisco... she says it was Mom. :)
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Post by: ScottotD on July 29, 2010, 08:27:10 PM
http://www.recave.com/2010/07/40-futurama-inspired-artworks/

Here you go meatbags
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Post by: ScottotD on July 30, 2010, 09:03:41 AM
LOVED the new ep, seems like it's getting better week by week.  SO MANY IN-JOKES
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 30, 2010, 10:10:40 AM
LOVED the new ep, seems like it's getting better week by week.  SO MANY IN-JOKES

I think that was one of my favourite of the series in general!  I enjoyed it intensely!!!!
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Post by: WeatherServo9 on July 30, 2010, 05:29:43 PM
Look out Eleanor Roosevelt!  Whoops.

All of these sci-fi shows have done the alternate timeline/parallel universe thing to the point where I don't think any of them are actually the original characters we started out watching.  Although in this case I guess Fry, Prof and Bender still are, although we saw future characters (Leela et al) that will now have different fates and who will possibly never exiOW MY HEAD EXPLODED.

Anyway, great episode!
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Post by: doggans on July 30, 2010, 06:25:01 PM
My favorite thing about any given Futurama time travel episode? They make a very deliberate point to contradict the rules of all other Futurama time travel episodes.  :D
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 30, 2010, 06:43:37 PM
My favorite thing about any given Futurama time travel episode? They make a very deliberate point to contradict the rules of all other Futurama time travel episodes.  :D

Rules?  on Futurama?  I don't think so....   ;D

There should be another time travel ship from the universe they passed by, but I guess that one will show up in the next universe if that professor made the same mistake landing...
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 30, 2010, 07:18:09 PM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/mattrick51/th_CIMG0003.jpg?t=1280436064)
Put me down OR I WILL DESTROY YOU!
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 01, 2010, 05:14:36 PM
The most recent episode is one of the best episodes of the series, pre or post cancellation/return. Hilarious and fun.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 01, 2010, 05:45:20 PM
Really enjoyed this episode.  The Zager and Evans song pastiche was pretty awesome, and the final, final shot had me in stitches.  Not many shows can do heartwarming and darkly comic and exactly the same time.
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Post by: WeatherServo9 on August 06, 2010, 01:04:38 PM
The return of Nibbler!  And of the Globetrotter professor.

I thought last night's episode was cutesy-wootsy, didn't you?
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 06, 2010, 01:07:32 PM
The return of Nibbler!  And of the Globetrotter professor.

I thought last night's episode was cutesy-wootsy, didn't you?
He actually appeared in the first new one for about 5 seconds too.
I wonder if they'll keep him talking, maybe even make him a more regular part of the show.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 06, 2010, 01:58:58 PM
The return of Nibbler!  And of the Globetrotter professor.

I thought last night's episode was cutesy-wootsy, didn't you?
He actually appeared in the first new one for about 5 seconds too.
I wonder if they'll keep him talking, maybe even make him a more regular part of the show.

They'd have to secure Welker for a more regular recording schedule, and who knows how easy that is... he's the most utilized and sought-after voice-over actor in the business.
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Post by: doggans on August 06, 2010, 03:04:06 PM
I enjoy how this season has been exploring new character combinations and relationships. I never in a million years would have predicted an Amy and Nibbler episode.
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Post by: goflyblind on August 06, 2010, 04:41:04 PM
CASH FOR BONES!

THE HIP BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE CASH BONE!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 06, 2010, 05:47:09 PM
I enjoy how this season has been exploring new character combinations and relationships. I never in a million years would have predicted an Amy and Nibbler episode.

That's Dr Amy...   All those times they went to Mars U I don't think they ever brought up the fact that Amy was the Professor's grad student, I don't remember it being mentioned again after the first or second show of the entire series.  Did they ever mention she had a masters in physics?  I guess you just have to figure that out since that would be the Professor's department and she was his grad student.

Cash for bones had me on the floor...
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 06, 2010, 07:14:16 PM
Cash for bones made me think IMMEDIATELY of Tim and Eric's "telethon" for Richard Dunn. "Send us your bones... I need them more than you do."
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Post by: goflyblind on August 07, 2010, 03:23:22 AM
Did they ever mention she had a masters in physics?

she doesn't necessarily need one, so long as the research warrants direct admission to a doctorate program.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 07, 2010, 10:55:44 AM
Did they ever mention she had a masters in physics?

she doesn't necessarily need one, so long as the research warrants direct admission to a doctorate program.

That's true, even though she was taking forever it's not like she needed the masters to make more money while she went for the doctorate, and with the professor as an advisor he wouldn't think of it.

I figure the will ignore the fact that she has the degree for a while, they did the job market joke so now they can have her doing some menial stuff and have Liela make remarks like "don't you have a PHD?".   The professor will probably just forget to upgrade her from grad student to assistant...

When they panned down at the beginning that boiler room with Scruffy in it was a mess, I think that's the only freeze frame moment in this one.
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Post by: ScottotD on August 07, 2010, 09:45:01 PM
Another really fun episode, back on track!
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 08, 2010, 07:19:41 AM
I still haven't seen any of these. Any idea when they will come out on DVD?
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 08, 2010, 07:52:56 AM
I still haven't seen any of these. Any idea when they will come out on DVD?
They're streaming here: http://www.futurama-stream.com/season-6/episode-8-that-darn-katz
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Post by: WeatherServo9 on August 11, 2010, 02:27:33 AM
When they panned down at the beginning that boiler room with Scruffy in it was a mess, I think that's the only freeze frame moment in this one.

Son of a, I completely missed Scruffy.  Now I'll have to watch it again one of the thousand times it's repeated.

My best friend died in that uniform...
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 11, 2010, 07:28:25 AM
So...is Leela with Fry or not? They seem to alternate with every episode. 
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 11, 2010, 09:40:06 AM
So...is Leela with Fry or not? They seem to alternate with every episode. 

That's called an "on again off again" relationship!
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 11, 2010, 09:48:19 AM
So...is Leela with Fry or not? They seem to alternate with every episode. 

That's called an "on again off again" relationship!
As long as she isn't ignoring him and treating him like crap when he tries hard. Leela is a great character, but when Fry really goes out of his way to try to do something good for her and she doesn't recognize his effort, that always made her seem so callous. Plus the few times she has gotten interested in him are for such shallow reasons. I know Fry is an idiot and often his plans backfire, but he clearly cares more than anyone Leela is ever going to meet.

Maybe I just see more in Fry than I care to admit. ...nah. Can't be that...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 11, 2010, 11:25:53 AM
The fry/leela crap too often gets in the way of the funny, so I'd like it to go away.

But it also leads to some of the funniest stuff they have done, if Fry wasn't trying to impress Leela we wouldn't have The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings or Fry slicing up his own brain to drive out the worms or the candy heart thing or a lot of the jokes in that time jumping episode or... well, you get the idea...

Overall the Fry and Leela stuff has lead to more good jokes than lack of jokes, and the show would not be as funny if it didn't have serious moments, that's part of the formula for all long running comedy, and in this show those moments have to come from the relationships, so the setting for the show can be crazy.

And finally, the show works the way it is, extremely few shows get better when they mess around with the characters, so like it or leave it, meat bag. ;-)

Hmmm, think I had too much caffeine this morning....

 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 11, 2010, 12:15:04 PM
The fry/leela crap too often gets in the way of the funny, so I'd like it to go away.

and the show would not be as funny if it didn't have serious moments,

I agree with your other points more or less, but not this part.

Can you think of a long running show like this one that was non-stop jokes?  Without slowing down to do some character development once in a while the show would become a stale stand-up routine.  I'm not sure a lot of the stuff they do would be as funny if you didn't like the characters, and it's hard to like them if you never get to know them.
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 11, 2010, 12:18:48 PM
Can you think of a long running show like this one that was non-stop jokes?

Family Guy. (Which I like, but still: advantage -- occasional serious moments) :^)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 11, 2010, 12:53:42 PM
Can you think of a long running show like this one that was non-stop jokes?

Family Guy. (Which I like, but still: advantage -- occasional serious moments) :^)

Yea, that one is more like a continuous stand-up routine, and the difference there is I don't think it holds up as well to repeat viewings, can't think of one where I wanted to go back and watch it again right away.  You need to sort of forget an episode for it to be funny again.     I also don't think it's as funny as Futurama, hard to say if it's that the jokes are not as good or if it's because the show is non-stop joke attempts.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 11, 2010, 01:53:32 PM
South Park? The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has TONS of warm character development moments... even in the first season, take the episode where Bart destroys his sister's Thanksgiving centrepiece.  PLENTY of development and plot on that show...
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Post by: doggans on August 12, 2010, 06:52:26 AM
South Park? The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has TONS of warm character development moments... even in the first season, take the episode where Bart destroys his sister's Thanksgiving centrepiece.  PLENTY of development and plot on that show...

Always the crappiest moments.

I disagree. The Thanksgiving episode is one of my all-time favorite Simpsons, and still gets me choked up.

As an aspiring comedy writer, I believe in the tried-and-true formula where if you empathize with the characters more, it makes the laughs more genuine. If you don't care about the characters, the laughs just become cheap.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 12, 2010, 09:03:53 AM
South Park? The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has TONS of warm character development moments... even in the first season, take the episode where Bart destroys his sister's Thanksgiving centrepiece.  PLENTY of development and plot on that show...

Always the crappiest moments.

I disagree. The Thanksgiving episode is one of my all-time favorite Simpsons, and still gets me choked up.

As an aspiring comedy writer, I believe in the tried-and-true formula where if you empathize with the characters more, it makes the laughs more genuine. If you don't care about the characters, the laughs just become cheap.

Exactly... that scene with Bart and Lisa on the rooftop is brilliantly written, and is what I always point to when anyone tries arguing that whole "Well, in the earlier seasons they weren't very wholesome or family oriented"
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 12, 2010, 08:19:24 PM
Wow, they really are exploring strange character combinations.
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Post by: doggans on August 13, 2010, 08:49:30 AM
Zoidberg and Cubert, now? They're just plowing THROUGH the unexplored duos!
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 13, 2010, 01:37:00 PM
Zoidberg and Cubert, now? They're just plowing THROUGH the unexplored duos!
I can't wait for the Leela/Scruffy episode*.


*If this actually happens, then I just don't know.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 13, 2010, 04:12:22 PM
I'd say this one was the weakest episode so far this season, especially the end, terrible attempt at a joke at the end. 

A few good visual gags but it was way too predictable.

Nice to see the Flying Spaghetti Monster doubting evolution, not super funny but amusing, I think that's the problem, evolution is just not a good topic for comedy anymore, been done to death, same with the nano-bots evolving, been done way too much although they really took it all the way this time.
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Post by: goflyblind on August 13, 2010, 04:17:17 PM
the protest signs were repeated a few times; not much for freeze-framers. :(
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Post by: WeatherServo9 on August 14, 2010, 05:02:53 AM
I can't wait for the Leela/Scruffy episode*

Any appearance of Scruffy is a good thing.

The premise of this one was certainly interesting, but something (I'm not sure what) was lacking in the execution.  I was also reminded of the line from a couple of episodes ago about how they used to be a delivery company.  Delivery, paleontology, they do it all!

I assume we'll see a new version of their old ship next week.  Or will they spend the rest of the series flying around in the dinobot ship?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 14, 2010, 10:51:21 AM
I assume we'll see a new version of their old ship next week.  Or will they spend the rest of the series flying around in the dinobot ship?

How many times have they destroyed the ship?  It's always rebuilt for next week, he's the professor, damn it!

the protest signs were repeated a few times; not much for freeze-framers. :(

Yea, I didn't see anything either.  I think they just got a bit lazy with this episode, with the writing and the visual gags.  Probably one of those things that seemed funny on paper but just ran out of steam in the execution.
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Post by: goflyblind on August 14, 2010, 11:53:06 AM
I assume we'll see a new version of their old ship next week.  Or will they spend the rest of the series flying around in the dinobot ship?

How many times have they destroyed the ship?  It's always rebuilt for next week, he's the professor, damn it!

That's ridiculous! I want character development and growth and drama and consequences from my funny picture cartoon!

oh, pft. didn't deepak chopra teach us that quantum physics means that anything can happen at any time for no reason whatsoever?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 14, 2010, 06:32:57 PM
I assume we'll see a new version of their old ship next week.  Or will they spend the rest of the series flying around in the dinobot ship?

How many times have they destroyed the ship?  It's always rebuilt for next week, he's the professor, damn it!

That's ridiculous! I want character development and growth and drama and consequences from my funny picture cartoon!

I'm sure the professor could talk for hours about the various lengths of wire he used to rebuild the ship each time...
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Post by: ScottotD on August 15, 2010, 04:17:16 AM
I really wish they'd been more savage on the creationists although them sticking it to people almost as insane, those who put pineapple on pizza made up for it.  I really liked this ep, probably my 2nd or 3rd favourite of the new series
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Post by: FordPrefect on August 18, 2010, 11:15:45 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

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Post by: goflyblind on August 20, 2010, 03:19:17 PM
what happens in cygnus x-1
stays in cygnus x-1


best nerd joke evar. also: science cannot move forward without heaps!
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Post by: TTYT on August 20, 2010, 03:50:28 PM
 :'(

http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/34786/alex-johns-rip
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 20, 2010, 08:34:46 PM
what happens in cygnus x-1
stays in cygnus x-1


best nerd joke evar. also: science cannot move forward without heaps!

I was laughing from the DOOOOOOMMM, and missed this in the title the first time, pretty funny.

They put the entire "blackboard" on screen for a second after all the switches, pretty easy to freeze and read the whole thing.  Not much else to freeze frame on, thought there would be extra stuff on the magazine covers Scruffy was reading but only the titles were legible and you could read them in real time pretty easy.

This was awfully close to that stargate SG1 episode where they had the same problem.
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Post by: TTYT on August 20, 2010, 10:33:12 PM
It always amazes that just when I think they've run out of variations of the spit take joke, they come up with another one...
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 21, 2010, 11:11:00 AM
I wonder how long after this season is over the DVD set will come out?
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Post by: goflyblind on August 21, 2010, 12:18:44 PM
are there any rumours of a boxed set of the movies? they still seem to be stupidly priced individually.
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 21, 2010, 01:07:51 PM
are there any rumours of a boxed set of the movies? they still seem to be stupidly priced individually.
I think they were only sold together as part of that Bender Head packaging (which was also stupidly not sold with just the head)
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Post by: Audrey II on August 21, 2010, 03:42:26 PM
I disagree. Bender's Game was the weakest. While the other three were millions of kinds of awesome, BG just wasn't funny. It was obviously supposed to be just humor and no character development (like Beast With a Billion Backs), and therefore it should be funny.
I assume we'll see a new version of their old ship next week.  Or will they spend the rest of the series flying around in the dinobot ship?

How many times have they destroyed the ship?  It's always rebuilt for next week, he's the professor, damn it!

That's ridiculous! I want character development and growth and drama and consequences from my funny picture cartoon!
Even COMEDY shows are much better with those.
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Post by: Audrey II on August 21, 2010, 04:29:18 PM
...Am I the only one who thinks that show isn't half bad if you turn your brain off and just look at the cute baby Olsen Twins?
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Post by: FordPrefect on August 22, 2010, 03:21:43 AM
Yes, Full House was brilliant.

...Am I the only one who thinks that show isn't half bad if you turn your brain off and just look at the cute baby Olsen Twins?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: byuni on August 22, 2010, 11:28:40 AM
We're going to have to use... MATH.   :clap:
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Post by: doggans on August 25, 2010, 11:45:48 AM
Yes, Full House was brilliant.

We said character development, not contrived one-dimensional emotions. ;)
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Post by: Rattrap007 on August 26, 2010, 07:12:06 PM
"When is the second Simpsons movie coming out?" LOL

oh dear god the Orson Welles scene..  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TTYT on August 27, 2010, 01:17:01 PM
I thought the voice of that furry (or whatever she described herself as) sounded familiar from the moment she said "Wow, that's a great costume!"

Lo and behold, turns out it was Katee Sackhoff - aka Kara Thrace aka Starbuck!

That's awesome. I wonder if they wanted to work with her because of Battlestar or the fact Matt Groening wanted to have someone else born and raised in Oregon around for a while (too much L.A. can drive even the most patient Oregonian crazy)...
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 27, 2010, 01:40:42 PM
LOVED the Comic Con stuff.... I about lost it when the guy had to adjust the microphone.  I said to my friend "Gee, they've NEVER been to Comic Con, have they?!"
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 27, 2010, 03:51:34 PM
arrrgggg, why is the latest episode not on iTunes yet??  :'(
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Post by: goflyblind on August 28, 2010, 04:16:17 AM
"joss whedon's here?!"
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Post by: ScottotD on August 28, 2010, 06:33:12 AM
Dork calling Orson  :D
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 28, 2010, 07:06:16 AM
That was a big episode for Maurice. He does Kif, Lrrr(r?), and Orson Welles. And possibly the narrator for The Scary Door, not sure on that one.
One of my favorites from the new season. The Fry subplot seemed a bit unnecessary though. Kind of seemed like they just needed something for the main character to do.

Now that I think about it, this season hasn't had many Fry-centric episodes. Rebirth, somewhat Attack of the Killer App, The Duh-Vinci Code, and The Late Phillip J. Fry have had him as the main focus. And excluding Prisoner of Benda, he only gets a few lines in the rest.
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Post by: TTYT on August 28, 2010, 10:09:36 AM
Well, the Fry subplot was partially a continuation of the joke from The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz ("She even let me sit in her lap and steer...in this comic I drew"), partially the writers adding a character trait of Fry's they'd initially considered, but then dropped (they mention in the commentary for Birdbot that one of Fry's traits in the show's conceptual phase was that he was always going to be drawing crude comics - but then decided it was better that he only do it occasionally), and partially a knock on bad fancomics they've probably seen at cons. But mostly, it was just a plot device to get the main characters to Comic-Con, thus facilitating their run-in with Lrr.

And yeah, Maurice is The Scary Door guy.

I love that not all the episodes have been focused on Fry. They haven't forgotten him, but it's great to see the other characters get some more development. Honestly, who would've expected Scruffy to get this much character development?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 29, 2010, 08:19:17 PM
I can't belive I missed the top of Lerrs head when he was asking to crash on the couch, the second time watching it I almost did a spit take...

I thought the most funny costumes were Scruffy and Zoidberg.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 30, 2010, 06:53:21 AM
No slave Leia? Not comicon.  :)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 30, 2010, 10:03:13 AM
No slave Leia? Not comicon.  :)

There was a slave Leia, in the background when Lerr first talks to Leela after being pushed off the stage.  :gouge:   She was off to the side, might have been cut off if not watching in HD.

As for Leela going with Leia in the white dress, you know that's what she would do...
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 30, 2010, 12:57:39 PM
I kind of stopped watching these after the DaVinci episode.  I think at this point I might just wait for the DVD release.
I posted a link to where they are streaming for free. Twice.
Though based on your....dislike of character moments, the next two episodes probably aren't for you. The rest should be fine. One even uses the Fry-Leela relationship to horrifying consequence. And, come on, Lrrr.
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Post by: doggans on August 30, 2010, 01:57:48 PM
I kind of hate watching TV on my computer, so that's part of why I didn't keep watching.

Boy, you're really not going to like it when The Future gets here. :P
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Post by: spaceforarent on August 30, 2010, 02:07:33 PM
I kind of stopped watching these after the DaVinci episode.  I think at this point I might just wait for the DVD release.
I posted a link to where they are streaming for free. Twice.
Though based on your....dislike of character moments, the next two episodes probably aren't for you. The rest should be fine. One even uses the Fry-Leela relationship to horrifying consequence. And, come on, Lrrr.

I kind of hate watching TV on my computer, so that's part of why I didn't keep watching.
Fair enough. Hopefully they release these DVDs faster than they release Archer...
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 30, 2010, 04:18:51 PM
I kind of hate watching TV on my computer, so that's part of why I didn't keep watching.

Boy, you're really not going to like it when The Future gets here. :P
It is where you'll be spending the rest of your life, after all.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 30, 2010, 04:56:29 PM
I watch basically all of my TV (and about half my movies) on my computer.  That way I can play Sudoku at the same time.  :)

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Post by: doggans on August 30, 2010, 06:06:33 PM
You can't just keep the movie running behind your work, and click over to that window if/when you feel like it? Or is your computer not particularly adept at multitasking?
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Post by: ScottotD on August 31, 2010, 03:53:23 AM
Why don't you burn it to disk and watch it on your TV?
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Post by: TTYT on September 03, 2010, 07:54:46 AM
You can't just keep the movie running behind your work, and click over to that window if/when you feel like it? Or is your computer not particularly adept at multitasking?

I find that too irritating, generally speaking, and end up stopping the movie.

Double monitor system. End of story.
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 03, 2010, 08:07:31 AM
Why don't you burn it to disk and watch it on your TV?

I do that with shows that won't ever (or seems unlikely to) get a release here (British stuff, generally).  But with Futurama that would just be a waste of discs since I will buy them when they come out anyway.
My suggestion, assuming you really don't want to wait for DVD releases to see stuff, is just buy a small pack of DVD RWs. Burn what you want, then erase it when you're done.
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 03, 2010, 08:26:43 AM
Nice little touch of continuity, in Proposition Infinity we sort of learn that Fatbot is a robosexual. In the latest episode he is seen dancing (err, sort of) with one of the Amazonian women.
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Post by: ScottotD on September 14, 2010, 08:08:37 PM
Why is there a big gap until the next ep?
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Post by: spaceforarent on September 14, 2010, 08:14:38 PM
Why is there a big gap until the next ep?
Well, the next one is a holiday episode. That's probably the closest they can get it before endless showings of Bad Santa.

 Plus they just ended on the 100th episode.
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Post by: iv3rdawG on October 06, 2010, 11:33:18 AM
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9463/futuramav5blu.jpg)

http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Volume-5/14507
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Post by: spaceforarent on October 06, 2010, 01:43:30 PM
Love that cover. I might wait for the reasonable price though, can't really justify that price for so few episodes that I already have on my PS3.
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Post by: ScottotD on October 06, 2010, 04:42:08 PM
commentary = me buying it on the day it's released.
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Post by: Darth Geek on October 11, 2010, 01:56:03 PM

YES!
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on October 11, 2010, 02:36:08 PM
**sigh**  Someone tell me this isn't a "half-season" set like Family guy started releasing after they got picked back up.  It's the reason I stopped buying their DVD sets.  Full price for half a season... a rip-off.
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Post by: TTYT on October 11, 2010, 05:44:09 PM
No, it won't be a half-season set. Each "volume" of Futurama DVDs = one season. With the holiday special that will run later this year, this season will be 13 episodes. There was an interview a while back where David X. Cohen said the next DVD would have this whole season on it. So this set's gonna be like the Vol. 1 set.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on October 11, 2010, 07:02:03 PM
No, it won't be a half-season set. Each "volume" of Futurama DVDs = one season. With the holiday special that will run later this year, this season will be 13 episodes. There was an interview a while back where David X. Cohen said the next DVD would have this whole season on it. So this set's gonna be like the Vol. 1 set.

Okay good... so it's not half a season, just a shorter season.
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Post by: SimplyComplex on October 11, 2010, 08:38:20 PM
I'll buy it!

...if I had money...
...and a BluRay player...
 :(
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Post by: Starman! on October 24, 2010, 02:07:10 PM
I'll buy it!

...if I had money...
...and a BluRay player...
 :(

It's coming to DVD too, ya know.
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Post by: TTYT on November 14, 2010, 10:39:55 PM
Holiday Special to air on the 21st, according to Entertainment Weekly (and of course, they loved the episode.)
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Post by: ScottotD on November 22, 2010, 04:10:15 AM
Why isn't there a torrent of the Xmas ep yet?!?!  :'(
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Post by: spaceforarent on November 22, 2010, 09:27:45 AM
Why isn't there a torrent of the Xmas ep yet?!?!  :'(
I know, I was looking too. Just bought it on my PS3 though...
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Post by: TTYT on May 12, 2011, 12:01:34 PM
O_o http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2011/05/06/countdown-to-futurama-amy-fry-and-leela-sleeping-together/

(http://i.imgur.com/cDCJgl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/cDCJg)

Also, first clip:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Scribblesense on May 12, 2011, 04:09:24 PM
Season Premiere June 23? That's tomorrow!  :o
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Post by: spaceforarent on May 12, 2011, 04:10:35 PM
Season Premiere June 23? That's tomorrow!  :o
Wait, what?
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Post by: Kete on May 13, 2011, 08:35:04 AM
Season Premiere June 23? That's tomorrow!  :o

Seems like an odd use for time travel, but since you're there, I guess I have a few questions.  Did the world end on May 21?  How are you posting in the past?  Did Trump finally admit that he was joking the whole time?
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on May 13, 2011, 09:12:42 AM
futurama is still awesome big woots
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Scribblesense on May 13, 2011, 11:11:10 AM
Did the world end on May 21? 

Yes. But it recovered a lot quicker than anybody expected and now there's unicorns.

How are you posting in the past? 

I stole a time machine from Seth McFarlane, who invented time travel so he could go back and claim he invented television. If you turn on your TV, you'll notice that every show is a Family Guy spinoff. Honestly, I'd give up all the Unicorn Kentucky Derbies, unicorn burgers and unicorn massage parlors in the world if it meant I didn't have to watch Family Guy again.

Did Trump finally admit that he was joking the whole time?

He gave up trying to win over the American people and instead went off to form his own country, Trumpslyvania, to ensure his victory in the Presidential race. But since he wasn't born there he isn't eligible to run for President.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on May 13, 2011, 11:14:06 AM
how long did it take people to go from '1WOW unicorns they are amazing stage' to the 'Holy crap i bet those things would bbq up great' stage?
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Post by: Kete on May 13, 2011, 01:04:22 PM
how long did it take people to go from '1WOW unicorns they are amazing stage' to the 'Holy crap i bet those things would bbq up great' stage?

Honestly, I think we're already there.
(http://t-shirtguru.com/product-images/unicorn-meat-t-shirt-bustedtees-2.jpg)
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on May 13, 2011, 01:55:44 PM
the best part is you can use the horn to help make kabobs
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Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2011, 04:05:26 PM
With that Fry, Leela, and Amy picture and the gender-switching, I'm wondering if the first episode is going to have something to do with fanfiction.
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 23, 2011, 12:51:42 AM
Well the months have flown by and now the day is upon us. Be sure to tune in tonight for 2 whole new episodes! Can't wait!
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Post by: goflyblind on June 23, 2011, 07:00:28 AM
two episodes?! sploosh.
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Post by: ScottotD on June 23, 2011, 07:31:12 AM
aroused!
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 23, 2011, 09:25:01 AM
Booyah kachow
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Post by: Kete on June 23, 2011, 12:21:04 PM
Haafarrrr!
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 23, 2011, 06:11:43 PM
Action Delivery Force Assemble!

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=389350&title=sneak-peek---action-delivery-force
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 23, 2011, 08:14:27 PM
Got home late and missed the first one (should repeat later tonight, though), though I enjoyed the second one. I'm always a big fan of the sci-fi heavy plots, even if this one did exaggerate Bender's laziness (and seemingly make him the only robot on Earth, though that happens sometimes).
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Post by: goflyblind on June 24, 2011, 09:46:23 AM
any time bender is small, he's so adorable.
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Post by: Scribblesense on June 24, 2011, 03:00:14 PM
any time bender is small, he's so adorable.

Yeah, like a drunk baby.
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Post by: anais.jude on June 25, 2011, 11:16:07 AM
two episodes?! sploosh.

Booyah kachow

All Archer references make me happy :)
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 25, 2011, 11:50:46 AM
ok saw the two new ones.  And woot.  Still awesome.  the gender one i think i liked best. 
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 25, 2011, 11:56:39 AM
Did you know there are more than 2 emotions?
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 25, 2011, 12:00:28 PM
HEH it was a great line, but a better line was frys: now when i say dumb things guys laugh and buy me stuff. 
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Post by: Scribblesense on June 25, 2011, 05:11:11 PM
"I need my sleep, I have to get up five times a night to play Xbox."

I did not know this was a problem that afflicted all men; I thought it was just me. Once again, Futurama has brought me peace of mind.
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Post by: CJones on June 25, 2011, 05:30:05 PM
Maybe this was discussed earlier in the topic, but I only just started reading it.

Does it bug anyone else that they seem to have given up all pretense that this is 1000 years in the future and now just throw out modern references willy nilly? Things that these characters couldn't possibly know about, like XBox, The Office.. um others that I can't remember but I'm sure were there.Yes the old series had modern references, but they usually devised some excuse for how it was possible. Now they don't seem to bother.

And yes, I'm only just now getting back into Futurama after it was dropped from Adult Swim.

That being said, I quite liked the gender episode. The bender episode, was okay. Wait gender.. bender.. I just got that! Assuming that was intentional.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 25, 2011, 08:09:40 PM
Maybe this was discussed earlier in the topic, but I only just started reading it.

Does it bug anyone else that they seem to have given up all pretense that this is 1000 years in the future and now just throw out modern references willy nilly? Things that these characters couldn't possibly know about, like XBox, The Office.. um others that I can't remember but I'm sure were there.Yes the old series had modern references, but they usually devised some excuse for how it was possible. Now they don't seem to bother.

Yeah, I noticed that too...  A LOT of current cultural references.  Doesn't really bother me all too much though, but I prefer it when it's more of a future twist on current things really.
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Post by: Scribblesense on June 25, 2011, 09:23:03 PM
Maybe this was discussed earlier in the topic, but I only just started reading it.

Does it bug anyone else that they seem to have given up all pretense that this is 1000 years in the future and now just throw out modern references willy nilly? Things that these characters couldn't possibly know about, like XBox, The Office.. um others that I can't remember but I'm sure were there.Yes the old series had modern references, but they usually devised some excuse for how it was possible. Now they don't seem to bother.

Yeah, I noticed that too...  A LOT of current cultural references.  Doesn't really bother me all too much though, but I prefer it when it's more of a future twist on current things really.

Except when Fry blurts out "Like the Kardashians!" that was just lazy. Unless the Kardashians become Galactus in the next one thousand years, which is what I'm going to assume.
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 25, 2011, 10:31:36 PM
That's what I always assumed.
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Post by: doggans on June 26, 2011, 04:19:22 AM
The more blatant pop culture references are a bit annoying, but I was so excited they managed to sneak in a Newhart "Larry, Brother Darryl, Other Brother Darryl" reference.
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Post by: dignan on June 26, 2011, 09:30:09 AM
I enjoyed the Dig Dug reference at the end of the second episode.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2011, 07:58:50 PM
The more blatant pop culture references are a bit annoying, but I was so excited they managed to sneak in a Newhart "Larry, Brother Darryl, Other Brother Darryl" reference.

But that felt a little more organic.  The others seemed a bit odd since they are usually very consistant in immersing the viewer in the future culture.  The strongest stuff in the gender episode was the Rock Creature.  That was a great character.  Both episodes were strong, but also didn't feel nearly the series best.  It was nice that Patton Oswalt was in the second episode and he did a great read on the lines, but I feel that the lines he had were just OK.  I think that his character was well realized but it didn't blow me away.  Looking forward to the rest of the season though,
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Post by: Rainbow Dash on June 28, 2011, 08:11:52 PM
Liked both episodes, 2nd was far better though.

Hope we get something as good as "The Late Phillip J. Fry" for this half of the season.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2011, 07:17:45 PM
Nice to see the robot devil again, but 2 Bender centered episodes in a row?  A bit too much Bender to start off the new season.
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Post by: anais.jude on July 04, 2011, 12:13:47 PM
Blasphemy!
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 04, 2011, 05:16:23 PM
I thought this latest episode felt a LOT like some of the much much earlier episodes.... Maybe it was the robot devil, or maybe it was the "Fry / Bender friendship" subject matter...  Either way, I liked it a lot.
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 04, 2011, 05:21:08 PM
I can't wait for this season to come out on DVD.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 04, 2011, 09:37:32 PM
What Unabeefer said. That episode was pure grade A quality Futurama and I loved it to death. :^)
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Post by: Scribblesense on July 04, 2011, 11:33:35 PM
The only problem I have with this latest episode is everybody said they didn't believe in non-robot ghosts, but there was clearly a ghost in the episode "Proposition Infinity" which aired last year (the one married to the horse).

For shame, Futurama, for shame.
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Post by: RoninFox on July 04, 2011, 11:36:41 PM
The only problem I have with this latest episode is everybody said they didn't believe in non-robot ghosts, but there was clearly a ghost in the episode "Proposition Infinity" which aired last year (the one married to the horse).

For shame, Futurama, for shame.

And who is to say someone didn't build a robot to look like a stereotypical ghost, and that that robot would then die and become a ghost?
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 05, 2011, 12:32:48 AM
The only problem I have with this latest episode is everybody said they didn't believe in non-robot ghosts, but there was clearly a ghost in the episode "Proposition Infinity" which aired last year (the one married to the horse).

For shame, Futurama, for shame.

And who is to say someone didn't build a robot to look like a stereotypical ghost, and that that robot would then die and become a ghost?

Or perhaps it was an alien race that happened to be made of ghosts. Wouldn't be the weirdest thing they've had as an alien species.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 05, 2011, 08:48:08 AM
Futurama is one of those shows where the concept of cannon (sic) is pretty pointless. 
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Post by: Scribblesense on July 05, 2011, 12:05:12 PM
Futurama is one of those shows where the concept of cannon (sic) is pretty pointless. 

And yet they are one of the few cartoons where they take pretty much every joke and off-hand comment seriously, which is why it was kinda odd to me.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 05, 2011, 12:38:32 PM
Yeah true but i think thats more about comedic style than anything else. 
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Post by: Invader_quirk on July 05, 2011, 01:17:36 PM
The continuity is REALLY messed up at this point, I'm afraid. Bender's backstory ALONE contradicts itself every time it comes up.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 05, 2011, 01:34:02 PM
The continuity is REALLY messed up at this point, I'm afraid. Bender's backstory ALONE contradicts itself every time it comes up.

This is exactly how I feel about Aqua Teen Hunger Force. And don't even get me started on South Park. I mean, what is the deal with that Kenny kid?!?
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Post by: spaceforarent on July 05, 2011, 03:46:07 PM
And yet they had a very strange moment of continuity that may have been accidental. In Roswell that Ends Well one of Zoidbergs hearts is removed, to which he says "Take, I've got four of them". Then in Taste of Freedom he claims that two of his three hearts are having attacks.


I hope Nibbler makes an appearance soon. I wonder if they will ever explain what they meant by Leela being "the other".
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 05, 2011, 03:52:11 PM
at this point i think they merely meant frys main squeeze
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Post by: goflyblind on July 05, 2011, 05:24:41 PM
I hope Nibbler makes an appearance soon. I wonder if they will ever explain what they meant by Leela being "the other".

pretty sure that was just to entice fry into pushing himself into the tube.
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Post by: Raefire on July 07, 2011, 10:36:15 PM
Best episode of the season so far, that one. That was great.
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Post by: doggans on July 08, 2011, 07:10:54 AM
I was wondering when they'd do an Avatar bit. (Also, did it really take them this long to do Tron and Minority Report?)
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 08, 2011, 09:10:43 AM
I was wondering when they'd do an Avatar bit. (Also, did it really take them this long to do Tron and Minority Report?)
Didn't they do various Tron references and designs when they went into the virtual Internet back in the original series?
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 08, 2011, 09:17:10 AM
I was wondering when they'd do an Avatar bit. (Also, did it really take them this long to do Tron and Minority Report?)
Didn't they do various Tron references and designs when they went into the virtual Internet back in the original series?

Maybe, but I think this one was just so awesome that it made us all forget about that!!!

Loved loved LOVED this latest episode.  It was pure awesome.
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Post by: Kete on July 08, 2011, 09:23:27 AM
Yes, best episode of this mini season.  They are getting a little ham-handed with their science references, though.

Best new episode is still The Late Philip J Fry.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 08, 2011, 11:24:40 AM
I'll put another "best of the season so far" vote in for this one.

So many combinations of movies thrown together in this one, I counted at least 5.

Loved the Fresnel lens addition to the light cycle chase.

Did anyone else try green/red glasses on the Pandora bit?  I didn't notice any depth, it seems like they just took the 2D image and duplicated it in green and red.
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Post by: Kete on July 08, 2011, 12:02:04 PM
Did anyone else try green/red glasses on the Pandora bit?  I didn't notice any depth, it seems like they just took the 2D image and duplicated it in green and red.

You're such a nerd......but I would have done it if I had glasses.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 08, 2011, 12:04:32 PM
Did anyone else try green/red glasses on the Pandora bit?  I didn't notice any depth, it seems like they just took the 2D image and duplicated it in green and red.

I'm sure that's what they did.... probably to cause even more of an eyestrain to get their point across. Caricature of an effect. I like it.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 08, 2011, 05:55:41 PM
Did anyone else try green/red glasses on the Pandora bit?  I didn't notice any depth, it seems like they just took the 2D image and duplicated it in green and red.
I'm sure that's what they did.... probably to cause even more of an eyestrain to get their point across. Caricature of an effect. I like it.
Did some freeze frames and the difference between the 2 colors is constant over the entire image, so that is what they did, a red/green flat image...

And I just noticed Bender's eyes in that scene, don't know how I missed it the first time watching.

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Post by: Scribblesense on July 08, 2011, 06:52:51 PM
Did anyone else try green/red glasses on the Pandora bit?  I didn't notice any depth, it seems like they just took the 2D image and duplicated it in green and red.
I'm sure that's what they did.... probably to cause even more of an eyestrain to get their point across. Caricature of an effect. I like it.
Did some freeze frames and the difference between the 2 colors is constant over the entire image, so that is what they did, a red/green flat image...

And I just noticed Bender's eyes in that scene, don't know how I missed it the first time watching.

God, that part of the episode hurt my eyes.

Everything else was pretty good though. I hope we get an Amy episode soon.

Or maybe one for Scruffy.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 08, 2011, 08:53:54 PM
Liked it.   Did not love it but it was pretty darned good.  Thought the chief was a good edition
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Post by: Raefire on July 14, 2011, 10:41:26 PM
Okay, that may have been another Bender-focused episode, but I have to say, Zoidberg stole the f#@!ng show.
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Post by: ScottotD on July 15, 2011, 03:11:22 AM
This show could have had NOTHING except the Leno joke and still would have been amazing, luckily everything else was great too.  LOVED this ep
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Post by: dignan on July 15, 2011, 03:48:29 AM
I heartily guffawed at several points during this episode.  Felt great!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 15, 2011, 08:01:34 PM
Zoidburg does the cutting around here!!  Hilarious episode....
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Post by: doggans on July 15, 2011, 09:01:18 PM
"Ha, Billy West!"
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 15, 2011, 09:47:45 PM
"Ha, Billy West!"

That was my favourite line along with "Not innoguilticent"

Really digging this season (or part of season... I really am confused how they are breaking these up.)
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Post by: Scribblesense on July 15, 2011, 10:19:29 PM
Was this the first episode where the Space Pope actually appears in scene? I can't remember.

Also, Bella was a fun character (something about the way she swings her hips... Robosexuality is legal now, right?). Hopefully she returns in later episodes.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 16, 2011, 12:50:37 AM
I've noticed Fatbot has been on all sorts of adventures this season. :^)
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 16, 2011, 04:54:52 AM
"Ha, Billy West!"

"Silly made up name..."
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Post by: spaceforarent on July 16, 2011, 08:40:36 AM
Was this the first episode where the Space Pope actually appears in scene? I can't remember.

Also, Bella was a fun character (something about the way she swings her hips... Robosexuality is legal now, right?). Hopefully she returns in later episodes.
The Space Pope appeared briefly in The Duh-Vinci Code. No lines but he was there.

And yea, that was a terrific episode. I'd put it up there with some of my classic favorites, such as Mars University. Hermes actually had my favorite line: "Stop talking like that, you live on the moon"
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 21, 2011, 09:18:25 PM
Something about a character voiced by the same guy that voices Spongebob holding a toy that is a parody of Spongebob, and having that parody voiced by someone else (Billy West) just makes me laugh.

Bender says "Christmas" instead of "Xmas". Maybe he was talking about one of his many trips to the past?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on July 22, 2011, 09:42:55 AM
As soon as Leela mentioned "going to her writing place", I knew where the episode was heading. The journey was worth it for the song about "words we don't say."

How come Bender and the orphans didn't recognize each other at all?

1. They had one scene together, and it wasn't clear they didn't recognize each other.
2. You're asking the Futurama writers to value continuity over comedy? :P
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: dignan on July 22, 2011, 10:09:13 AM
Yeah, the "words we don't say" song was good.  And, I rather like the name Pfeffernusse.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 22, 2011, 10:52:11 AM
As soon as Leela mentioned "going to her writing place", I knew where the episode was heading. The journey was worth it for the song about "words we don't say."

How come Bender and the orphans didn't recognize each other at all?

1. They had one scene together, and it wasn't clear they didn't recognize each other.
2. You're asking the Futurama writers to value continuity over comedy? :P

Futurama has demonstrated in the past that they really value continuity. I mean, to the point of putting nibbler's shadow in the first episode.  I don't think it's unreasonable for me to call them on it.
I think it was just Nibbler's eye in the first episode, his shadow came in a later one (though I could very well be misremembering).

My schedule on Thursdays tends to be such that I miss new episodes, is there a good place online I can catch up?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on July 22, 2011, 11:07:21 AM
eztv.it
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 22, 2011, 11:40:46 AM
Bender didn't seem to NOT remember them... He just didn't seem to care one way or another.  I don't consider it a continuity thing, just a typical Bender being self-absorbed thing.

I can recall a few times when someone mentioned a main character even, and Bender responded "Who?!"
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on July 22, 2011, 11:43:20 AM
Who's Bender?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Russell on July 22, 2011, 11:46:51 AM
Who's Bender?
You know! Bender? Bending state Bender? Cousin was a blender? Sister was a bartender?
Father was a money lender? Bender the Offender? The Gender Bender?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on July 22, 2011, 11:48:24 AM
Who's Bender?
You know! Bender? Bending state Bender? Cousin was a blender? Sister was a bartender?
Father was a money lender? Bender the Offender? The Gender Bender?
It's not doing anything for me.  Is he the guy with one eye?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 22, 2011, 11:49:39 AM
Who's Bender?
You know! Bender? Bending state Bender? Cousin was a blender? Sister was a bartender?
Father was a money lender? Bender the Offender? The Gender Bender?
It's not doing anything for me.  Is he the guy with one eye?
He's the silver dude who's occasionally seen near Scruffy.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on July 22, 2011, 11:52:37 AM
Who's Bender?
You know! Bender? Bending state Bender? Cousin was a blender? Sister was a bartender?
Father was a money lender? Bender the Offender? The Gender Bender?
It's not doing anything for me.  Is he the guy with one eye?
He's the silver dude who's occasionally seen near Scruffy.
Ah.....I got it!  Scruffy's the best!!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Russell on July 22, 2011, 12:06:55 PM
Ah.....I got it!  Scruffy's the best!!
Scruffy knows who killed them people... in Scruffy's opinion, it were...*STAB*
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 22, 2011, 12:09:32 PM
Ah.....I got it!  Scruffy's the best!!
Scruffy knows who killed them people... in Scruffy's opinion, it were...*STAB*
Scruffy died the way he lived.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Russell on July 22, 2011, 12:41:13 PM
Scruffy died the way he lived.
Yup, splayed and drooling.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 22, 2011, 12:46:56 PM
Scruffy:  Life and death are a seamless continuum
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 22, 2011, 01:10:27 PM
Okay, then why didn't the kid recognize him?

Did the kid say he DIDN'T recognise him??  I think having characters constantly stating that they know or don't know each other kind of counts as "un-needed dialogue" unless it's pivotal to the plot itself, which in this case it really wasn't.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 22, 2011, 03:43:01 PM
Okay, then why didn't the kid recognize him?

Did the kid say he DIDN'T recognise him??  I think having characters constantly stating that they know or don't know each other kind of counts as "un-needed dialogue" unless it's pivotal to the plot itself, which in this case it really wasn't.

Didn't the kid say "who's stepping on me?"
He says "Why is somebody standing on me?"


Wait, is this debate really still going on?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 22, 2011, 03:50:06 PM
Apology accepted. Now just try not to let it happen again.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 22, 2011, 04:21:31 PM
HOW COME NO ONE RECIGNISED ZOIDBERG??!?!?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 22, 2011, 06:56:38 PM
Is this the first episode since the renewal that we see Nibbler?  I can't remember if he showed up at all last season.   Of course blink and you'd miss him in this episode, he's only on screen for a second or 2.

Several good laughs in this one. 

Not sure where a joke about the orphans and bender would have fit, or how to joke about it, so probably better they just ignored that.  Given the miserable life they portray for the orphans they probably need to have pretty short memories, to forget about all the disappointments.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 22, 2011, 07:07:56 PM
I don't blame you wearing a costume made from a hollowed out walrus.  HA! 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on July 22, 2011, 08:42:09 PM
Is this the first episode since the renewal that we see Nibbler?  I can't remember if he showed up at all last season.

There was that episode with the cats.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Scribblesense on July 23, 2011, 10:53:58 PM
All I want to know is where can I find an adorable little girl with three ears so I can never stop hugging her. ;D

(I love the unspoken television rule that you can put children through any sort of trauma or harm and it's okay as long as they're still happy. Makes them too damn cute!)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on July 27, 2011, 01:18:41 PM
So everyone's bothered that Bender and the kids didn't talk to each other, but not bothered that the kids haven't aged?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on July 27, 2011, 01:20:01 PM
im not bothered either way lol
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 27, 2011, 02:26:52 PM
So everyone's bothered that Bender and the kids didn't talk to each other, but not bothered that the kids haven't aged?
I'm not bothered either but I did find it funny that they make a point to say that a certain amount of time has passed (I forget when, but I think it was a joke about how long they had been off the air*) yet not a single character has appeared to age at all.


*Actually, now I remember. The end of Bender's Big Score they are celebrating the new year.


Of course The Simpsons is even weirder in that Apu's octuplets have aged considerably yet the other kids haven't.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on July 27, 2011, 03:07:05 PM
I'm not complaining either. It just seems like a more concrete issue.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 28, 2011, 10:02:39 AM
If I recall correctly, sometime around the start of the new series they put the current year at 3010, or near that (so Fry's gotta be in his mid-30s now).

It actually works, though, since it's the Future, and considering how long lifespans have shifted upwards (Prof's pushing 170 now), their relative ages are still about the same as they should be (60 is the new 30, for real :P).
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: dignan on July 28, 2011, 07:33:19 PM
Awefome epifode.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on July 29, 2011, 10:05:11 AM
Awefome epifode.

Agreed. It's also kinda scary how well Lauren Tom can do a British accent, even an over-the-top one. Amy's accent sounded so natural...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 29, 2011, 02:54:58 PM
I love that the chick at the hall of presidents called Fry "Lars"... It gave me a nice chuckle.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on July 29, 2011, 03:52:38 PM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/mattrick51/vlcsnap-2011-07-29-18h50m18s247.png?t=1311979891)


So, is this the first Doctor Who reference in Futurama?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on July 29, 2011, 03:57:06 PM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/mattrick51/vlcsnap-2011-07-29-18h50m18s247.png?t=1311979891)


So, is this the first Doctor Who reference in Futurama?
Doubtful. I'm sure there has been others given the geek nature of the writers.

I wonder when this season is coming out on DVD/BluRay.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 29, 2011, 04:06:24 PM
I wonder when this season is coming out on DVD/BluRay.

December.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 29, 2011, 06:36:54 PM
I wonder when this season is coming out on DVD/BluRay.

December.

Cool cover art too:
(http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/graphics/news3/Futurama_V6.jpg)

That rocks! Love the colors.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on July 29, 2011, 09:12:04 PM
I wonder when this season is coming out on DVD/BluRay.

December.

Cool cover art too:
(http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/graphics/news3/Futurama_V6.jpg)
Nice. Thanks. Not available for preorder on Amazon yet.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on July 30, 2011, 10:40:56 AM
Also no official annoucement of Blu ray!! Just DVD right now.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 31, 2011, 05:52:14 PM
That's even cooler than the Bender cover for the last one.  Now I wish I weren't so behind on watching it (I insist on watching it with friends, and it can take a while for us to get together).
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on August 04, 2011, 10:43:56 PM
Well, the obsession came on a bit too fast for my tastes, but it was worth it for that final payoff. Another awesome episode.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on August 04, 2011, 11:45:18 PM
Someone needs to get to work identifying all the ships in this episode.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on August 04, 2011, 11:58:55 PM
The only ones I caught were the ship from 2001, the Omicronian ship, and one of the Apollo (Mercury?) capsules, I'm afraid. I'll have to look through it on paused DVR later.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: dignan on August 05, 2011, 03:28:03 AM
And Oceanic Airlines from LOST.

"I'm no doctor, but I believe you be exhibiting symptoms of Illin'."
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on August 05, 2011, 06:14:46 AM
There was a really long skinny one that could have been from Event Horizon, but it wasn't quite right.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Rainbow Dash on August 05, 2011, 09:59:26 PM
Right after the LOST plane was the Jupiter II from Lost in Space.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 05, 2011, 10:32:41 PM
My favorite was the guitar ship from the cover of the first Boston album.  There were lots of others I recognized, some real, some fictional.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on August 06, 2011, 01:14:58 PM
Was the Satellite of Love there?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 06, 2011, 04:31:41 PM
Was the Satellite of Love there?

I just went through freezing it a bunch of times, I didn't see anything like the SOL.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 06, 2011, 04:53:33 PM
Was the Satellite of Love there?

I just went through freezing it a bunch of times, I didn't see anything like the SOL.

How about Pearl's van?  ;)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on August 06, 2011, 05:13:45 PM
An io9 article noticed there was the ship from Josie and the Pussycats in Space - and there was a TARDIS, too.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 06, 2011, 05:32:49 PM
An io9 article noticed there was the ship from Josie and the Pussycats in Space - and there was a TARDIS, too.

I had to look that one up, it's the last one shown while the whale is chasing them.

Just went through again but can't find the TARDIS...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on August 06, 2011, 05:53:42 PM
http://theslurmfactory.tumblr.com/post/8569512307

EDIT: Also, the Fourth Doctor made another appearance coming out of the whale at the end, too.

EDIT EDIT: Also:

(http://i.imgur.com/qydLf.gif)

Epicness.

EDIT EDIT EDIT:

(http://i.imgur.com/5Vaq1.png)

Firefly reference in last week's ep that I missed. Epicness x2.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Invader_quirk on August 06, 2011, 07:50:10 PM
It was probably because I was in horrible pain from my intestinal blockage, but the last two episodes (colonial and whale) didn't impress me. I should give them another chance though, because like I said, I was in agony.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on August 12, 2011, 04:22:21 AM
i'm scaroused!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on August 19, 2011, 08:31:14 PM
heh pinneale gland  love what they have done with zoidberg.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on August 20, 2011, 12:29:32 AM
Zoidberg's been shaped into a really compelling character this season.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on August 20, 2011, 10:08:39 AM
Yup always loved seeing ziodberg.  Im glad he is getting so much screen time. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on August 26, 2011, 08:38:30 PM
Anyone else surprised at the lack of a
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 27, 2011, 09:52:02 PM
Anyone else surprised at the lack of a
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Actually yes. I was expecting at least SOMETHING about the dome.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Scribblesense on August 27, 2011, 11:09:09 PM
Anyone else surprised at the lack of a
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Actually yes. I was expecting at least SOMETHING about the dome.

Yeah, something along the lines of a title card at the end of the episode stating: "At the advice of our lawyers, the cast and crew of Futurama and its creator, Matt Groening, have never heard of nor seen The Simpsons Movie, available for sale on DVD and Blu-Ray at simpsonsmovie.com."
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on September 02, 2011, 04:52:53 AM
och, i could've fired a v8! :D
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Rattrap007 on September 02, 2011, 03:21:55 PM
I loved the end with Leela and Fry. Just them reading. You didn't need to know what was written because you could pick it up in their faces. That was VERY well done.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 05, 2011, 01:35:02 PM
heh yeah it was pretty damned good.  But now i am curious what the last episode of the season will be like. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on September 05, 2011, 02:56:22 PM
But now i am curious what the last episode of the season will be like. 

io9 sez...
Quote
And then at 10 PM, there's the season finale of Futurama, "Reincarnation" — in which the show gets reborn as three different weird segments: a toy-driven Japanese animation show, a 1980s video game, and a Max Fleischer Betty Boop-style cartoon. We saw the whole of the anime segment at San Diego Comic-Con, and it was the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 05, 2011, 03:36:49 PM
Wow, episode 13 coming up already, man did those last 2 months fly by....
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on September 09, 2011, 07:54:47 AM
An full-on anime parody AND NOT ONE UPSKIRT SHOT OF EITHER LEELA OR AMY?

...Futurama, I am disappoint.

In actuality, though, that episode was awesome. MUCH better than the Christmas 3-parter from the first half of the season.

Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 09, 2011, 03:48:09 PM
An full-on anime parody AND NOT ONE UPSKIRT SHOT OF EITHER LEELA OR AMY?

...Futurama, I am disappoint.

WHAT?! But surely they had Horrible Gelatinous Blob tentacle rape them, though, right?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on September 09, 2011, 07:51:10 PM
"Things only rhyme below ten to the minus five angstroms, you dolt!"

I really enjoyed how all three segments actually followed alternate versions of a single story in sequence.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 10, 2011, 01:00:06 PM
"I've been trying, but so far I've only gotten Amy pregnant!"


I loved just about everything about all 3 segments in this episode. :^)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 10, 2011, 01:00:39 PM
It was a really good one to be sure.  Love the 8bit episode. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 12, 2011, 10:55:58 PM
I also loved how in every segment there was something awesome we were supposed to be beholding, but couldn't because of the limitations of whatever medium they were using. :^)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 12, 2011, 11:05:26 PM
I also loved how in every segment there was something awesome we were supposed to be beholding, but couldn't because of the limitations of whatever medium they were using. :^)

Also that it let them come up with jokes that wouldn't be possible otherwise.  Like in the B&W episode, just throw up a shade of grey and say you invented a new primary color...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on September 13, 2011, 03:24:39 PM
Oh yeah, btw - They won two Emmys! "The Late Philip J. Fry" won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, and Maurice LaMarche won Outstanding Voice Over Acting for his as Lrrr and Orson Welles in "Irreconcilable Ndndifferences."
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on September 13, 2011, 06:17:36 PM
Moe's Emmy was LONG overdue. Finally, Pinky and Brain BOTH have the statue!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on September 14, 2011, 07:58:25 AM
Oh yeah, btw - They won two Emmys! "The Late Philip J. Fry" won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, and Maurice LaMarche won Outstanding Voice Over Acting for his as Lrrr and Orson Welles in "Irreconcilable Ndndifferences."

Yay! Both are very well deserved.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 30, 2011, 09:02:56 PM
Is there any way to watch these episodes online? I'm getting so far behind because I don't have cable... or any TV for that matter.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 30, 2011, 09:07:15 PM
i buy each one off the playstation store and watch them whenever i feel like it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on October 01, 2011, 04:13:36 AM
the itunes store has it.

and, well, there's the obvious answer of: torrents.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: shodan on October 01, 2011, 07:59:50 PM
heres where i watch em. for each ep use either the sockshare or putlocker link
http://www.1channel.ch/watch-5156-Futurama
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on October 01, 2011, 09:04:41 PM
Is there any way to watch these episodes online? I'm getting so far behind because I don't have cable... or any TV for that matter.
http://www.futurama-stream.com/season-6/episode-25-reincarnation
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Invader_quirk on October 01, 2011, 09:24:36 PM
Thanks a bundle, cap'm!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Invader_quirk on October 04, 2011, 12:39:44 PM
Well, I've been watching this newest half-season on the webernets. I've watched up to "Silence of the Clamps". Overall... meh. Not that funny, sadly.

Neutopia - Enjoyed it, but these gender jokes are not exactly new. Also, the rock guy came close to being funny, but didn't quite make it in my opinion.  I honestly can't remember many of the jokes. It didn't make a huge impression on me, but it seemed like the first half was stronger by far than the second. I think this was the episode with the The Office joke. That pissed me off. Hey, writers, I think you forgot it's the year 3011. References like this are ok when they're from Fry (although I think the Kardashians [a joke made in Berderama {triple parenthetical!}] came to prominence after Fry was frozen), but they've been having too many future folk referencing current events. I know their policy is that the joke trumps continuity, but when it's a lame pop culture reference that nobody will remember in a few years, they're just hurting the show. </rabble>

Benderama - This was better and I enjoyed it. They had a lot of fun with the concept and how it played out. I didn't really think the whole situation with the giant ugly guy was that funny though.

Ghost in the Machines - Ugh. What a mess. This was a really lame episode, right down there with A Leela of Her Own. Nothing funny in it, really. Even the Amish Homeworld, a good concept, was pretty boring. Here's one I'll be skipping when I get my DVD set.

Law and Oracle - Yay! Faith restored! I laughed a lot in this one. I'm usually one to advocate originality over parodies in Futurama but these were really well done, from Paperboy to Avatar. I liked the gimmicky 3D landing on Pandora and the goofy computer controls. Unlike when The Simpons tries parodies, you don't need to know the source material to enjoy the episode. The future crimes concept leads to lots of good jokes instead of just being a parody for parody's sake (I'm looking at you, Family Guy Star Wars specials). Futurama is always good when it comes to paradoxes and the like, and the plot played out in a very entertaining way. Also, "You shot me! You miserable dingus!" got a big laugh from me each time.

Silence of the Clamps - ...Clamps is lame. I hate the guy. What is the joke? That he says "clamps" a lot and uses clamps. I've never thought Clamps was funny, and so an episode all about him didn't entertain me. Sure there were probably some good jokes here and there, but it was overshadowed by the fact that Clamps got a whole damn episode. Oh, and suddenly everybody's screaming bleeped obscenities? Why? Bleeped obscenities are not a joke in and of themselves. Seemed weird. It reminded me of when the kids started swearing with a bleep all the time in Home Movies. Don't get me wrong, I'm not offended by bleeped obscenities, but it was out of character and seemed like a cheap attempt at shock humor.

Oh, Bender spinning around into the other courtroom was a great gag.

Hope things pick up. In my opinion, they're doing more to detract from the series than strengthen it overall.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on October 04, 2011, 12:52:33 PM
I agree.  I think the first half was better.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: spaceforarent on October 04, 2011, 03:44:49 PM
I actually loved Silence of the Clamps. It's got my favorite line from the second half: Hermes: "Stop talking like that, you live on the moon!"
I said it before but this episode became an instant classic for me. Though I will agree that the bleeped obscenities were lame.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on October 04, 2011, 03:47:29 PM
Yeah i liked silence of the clamps too.  from the zoidberg angle (and my favorite line John Bleepen Zoidberg) too the whole bella angle. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Invader_quirk on October 08, 2011, 10:43:19 AM
Yo Leela Leela - Not bad. I enjoyed it. I don't think any jokes fell flat, but they weren't hilarious. One of the better episodes so far.

All the President's Heads - Saw this one when it aired. I was in the hospital. Maybe it was the pain I was in, but I thought it was a really dumb idea for an episode. I've never been a fan of "look at this slightly different version of our characters" episodes. I didn't watch it again this time through the season.

Mobius Dick - First half is strong, but the second half is weak. Loved looking at all the spaceships in the Bermuda Tetrahedron. An OK episode.

Fry am the Eggman - I liked that they've kept Fry's animal-loving side. I liked the first half, but when the Scottish jokes started, it bugged me. Once again, aside from the rocket darts (which was great), they forget it's the future. I don't need Scottish jokes. That's been covered by other shows over and over. Futurama's premise allows for new ideas and new jokes, and I hate when they do jokes like these. Feh. An alright episode (not to be confused with an OK episode  ;)).

The Tip of the Zoidberg - This was unexpected! A Farnsworth/Zoidberg backstory episode? Interesting if not side-splittingly funny. Well, actually, there were some really great bits. Zoidberg's surgical failures at the beginning were great and so was the killing machine the crew constructed. I guess a lot of the other jokes kind of fell flat for me, evening the episode out in my mind as just "interesting".

Cold Warriors - Oh. I didn't expect we'd be getting episodes this good anymore. This is one of my all-time favorites. It was really funny and heartfelt, and the last line? Yeah, it was great. It may single-handedly redeem the whole half-season.  :clap: Fry's dad hasn't really been played as likable before. It was nice.

Overclockwise - Another touching episode. They finally address Fry and Leela's relationship and it's confusingly sporadic nature. Any frustration I had with the writers for how they've been handling them this season is gone. What a great ending! I just hope they don't act like this didn't happen in future episodes!

Only one more episode to go, but I'm feeling pretty good about the show again. It may be more hit and miss now, but it can still hit pretty damn hard.  :)

EDIT: Jeez. I need to make sure I never use "funny" or "fell flat" ever again. I am disappoint. This is so annoying to read.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on May 03, 2012, 12:26:10 PM
Quote
All-new episodes of Futurama return with the one-hour premiere, Wednesday June 20 at 10/9c

First taste of new stuff:

http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/22328149055/countdown-to-futurama-alien-pet-design-so

(http://i.imgur.com/fhYtK.jpg)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on May 09, 2012, 02:41:54 PM
Okay, so this is cool: http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/22658424930/good-news-everyone-man-of-a-thousand-voices
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on May 09, 2012, 03:13:55 PM
Okay, so this is cool: http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/22658424930/good-news-everyone-man-of-a-thousand-voices
Sweet Zombie Jesus!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Raefire on May 09, 2012, 07:12:47 PM
First clip! http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2012/05/08/countdown-to-futurama-the-world-is-ending-again-clip
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Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on May 10, 2012, 02:28:20 PM
June 20, "The Bots and the Bees". Bender impregnates Bev, the new Planet Express soda machine, who gives birth to a son named Ben. As his mother lacks arms, Ben does not inherit his father's bending ability.  ;D

Can't wait to see this.
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Post by: MrTorso on May 10, 2012, 08:52:52 PM
Comedy Central can't spell Central on that tumbler.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 19, 2012, 10:18:14 AM
First clip! http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2012/05/08/countdown-to-futurama-the-world-is-ending-again-clip

Yay, thanks for not allowing outside countries to have a look!  ASSES!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 18, 2012, 11:00:59 AM
majorly uplifting thought for the day: new futurama episodes start on wednesday!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 18, 2012, 11:05:54 AM
majorly uplifting thought for the day: new futurama episodes start on wednesday!
Woh! I just realized...I have cable TV back again now in the new apartment. I will have to try to chekc this out. Did the last season come out on DVD yet?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 18, 2012, 11:30:10 AM
yup, a while ago. but it's still above my arbitrary spending limit for tv seasons.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 18, 2012, 11:45:22 AM
I don't mean Volume 6, I have that already when it was released December of last year. Looking at amazon, looks like volume 7 hasn't been released yet (although it is on Amazon instant).
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 18, 2012, 12:00:56 PM
volume seven starts on wednesday. it hasn't been broadcast yet. ???
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ScottotD on June 18, 2012, 12:02:06 PM
majorly uplifting thought for the day: new futurama episodes start on wednesday!

Good news!!!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 18, 2012, 12:02:50 PM
majorly uplifting thought for the day: new futurama episodes start on wednesday!

Good news!!!

everyone!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on June 18, 2012, 12:11:59 PM
My daughter made me a Futurama shirt for father's day.  I'll post a picture of it when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ScottotD on June 18, 2012, 12:21:07 PM
My daughter made me a Futurama shirt for father's day.  I'll post a picture of it when I get a chance.

Does it say 'I hate bottles'?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 22, 2012, 12:08:21 PM
Have to watch the first 2 new ones again over the weekend, feeling kind of, well, meh, about them after watching them last night.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 22, 2012, 12:41:34 PM
I just watched the first one, and it was one of the best episodes of Futurama I've ever seen. SO many jokes that pretty much all worked, and the comedic timing was perfect.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 22, 2012, 12:44:00 PM
Have to watch the first 2 new ones again over the weekend, feeling kind of, well, meh, about them after watching them last night.

I really enjoyed them!  I know I'll like them even more on re-watch...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Starman! on June 22, 2012, 01:31:33 PM
Don't know how I feel about those covers. I have to rebuy the series anyways (my Vol 1 and 2 DVDs are scratched to hell) so I can buy the whole series with those covers.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 22, 2012, 01:43:31 PM
I love those covers.

Anyone see the Comedy Central spot for the new season? Pretty cool stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3LyhVCsad9A?version=3&amp;hl=en_US


This also popped up today.

(http://i.imgur.com/XJOnc.jpg)


I have the new episode recorded; gonna watch it this weekend.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on June 22, 2012, 01:46:57 PM
The art on those new covers I am "meh" on. But are they those shitty "environmental" DVD cases that are just cardboard sleave? Those things are a pain to deal with, and actively TRY to scratch up the disk.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Starman! on June 22, 2012, 01:51:37 PM
Eco cases suck balls
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on June 22, 2012, 01:52:46 PM
Eco cases suck balls

If that were true, I'd probably like them more.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 22, 2012, 02:11:22 PM
This also popped up today.
(http://i.imgur.com/XJOnc.jpg)

That is all kinds of awesomeness...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 22, 2012, 04:09:22 PM
As awesome as those covers may be I think I'll wait to see if they re-release them on Blu Ray before I bite. All my sets are getting a bit worn out as they're one of the things I watch the most.

I wonder if they redid the menus or if it's the same DVDs in a new package. I'd like to have a "play all" option on every set.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 22, 2012, 04:53:07 PM
As awesome as those covers may be I think I'll wait to see if they re-release them on Blu Ray before I bite. All my sets are getting a bit worn out as they're one of the things I watch the most.

I wonder if they redid the menus or if it's the same DVDs in a new package. I'd like to have a "play all" option on every set.

Everything I've read says it's the same exact content.  I'm sort of surprised there aren't links up on Amazon for these; if they try to just do them under the same editions as before, that'll be a CF of massive proportions.

Actually,  there are. (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_scat_2650304011_ln?rh=n%3A2625373011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650304011%2Ck%3Afuturama&keywords=futurama&ie=UTF8&qid=1340408956&scn=2650304011&h=d8792284ec07c278383a883a99eb506af79b4546#/ref=sr_nr_p_n_date_0?rh=n%3A2625373011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650304011%2Ck%3Afuturama%2Cp_n_date%3A2693529011&bbn=2625373011&keywords=futurama&ie=UTF8&qid=1340408960&rnid=2693522011) The cover art isn't up yet though.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 22, 2012, 04:59:43 PM
As awesome as those covers may be I think I'll wait to see if they re-release them on Blu Ray before I bite. All my sets are getting a bit worn out as they're one of the things I watch the most.

I wonder if they redid the menus or if it's the same DVDs in a new package. I'd like to have a "play all" option on every set.

Everything I've read says it's the same exact content.  I'm sort of surprised there aren't links up on Amazon for these; if they try to just do them under the same editions as before, that'll be a CF of massive proportions.

Actually,  there are. (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_scat_2650304011_ln?rh=n%3A2625373011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650304011%2Ck%3Afuturama&keywords=futurama&ie=UTF8&qid=1340408956&scn=2650304011&h=d8792284ec07c278383a883a99eb506af79b4546#/ref=sr_nr_p_n_date_0?rh=n%3A2625373011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650304011%2Ck%3Afuturama%2Cp_n_date%3A2693529011&bbn=2625373011&keywords=futurama&ie=UTF8&qid=1340408960&rnid=2693522011) The cover art isn't up yet though.

Ooh, thanks. How'd you find that? I looked all over for it.
Narrowed it down by DVD, then coming soon.
So, there's the original box sets, the re-release in standard DVD cases, the re-re-release in the Bender head, and now the re-re-re-release with new cover art. Collect them all!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 22, 2012, 05:02:54 PM
I looked and all I found was Funturismo.

I suck at Amazonning.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 22, 2012, 05:12:52 PM
I can't find the second episode on the internet anywhere. I guess I'll have to check torrents.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 22, 2012, 05:13:45 PM
I can't find the second episode on the internet anywhere. I guess I'll have to check torrents.

isn't that the first place to look on the internet? ???
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 22, 2012, 06:13:13 PM
I tend to avoid torrents now as well.  Too easy to get busted. 

eztv.it
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 22, 2012, 06:27:05 PM
no wonder the media companies of the u.s. hate us canadians. that sort of thing never happens here. :)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 22, 2012, 06:36:47 PM
I tend to avoid torrents now as well.  Too easy to get busted. 

eztv.it

Still an open tracker. Anyone from the studios can hop on, start downloading, and see all the IPs of everyone else doing the same thing, then send their ISPs infringement notices.

Oh you're one of THOSE types of paranoid people.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 22, 2012, 06:47:35 PM
I tend to avoid torrents now as well.  Too easy to get busted. 

eztv.it

Still an open tracker. Anyone from the studios can hop on, start downloading, and see all the IPs of everyone else doing the same thing, then send their ISPs infringement notices.

Oh you're one of THOSE types of paranoid people.

...to whom it's happened, yes.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmer8oF8My1qafrh6.jpg)

edit: it's like when you actually meet someone who believes the moon landings were faked.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 22, 2012, 07:26:47 PM
no, but it always seems like one of those things that happened to the person's father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 22, 2012, 07:45:49 PM
Yeah, it's like meeting an ACTUAL "Nielson family" person.  I've heard of them.

And I know some Linux ones have it, but doesn't uTorrent or whatever have a way of masking your info??
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on June 22, 2012, 07:51:50 PM
I got a notice from HBO's fancy lawyers when I torrented an episode of the Sopranos. scared me off of torrents!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 22, 2012, 07:56:20 PM
Are you guys talking about those e-mails you get from your ISP on behalf of the copyright holder, or something more formal?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 22, 2012, 07:58:28 PM
My old roommate got a "cut it out" when she was torrenting all the seasons of Eureka.  I've never had any problems myself, but then again, I don't "mass torrent".... Just various individual things.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 22, 2012, 08:45:57 PM
Watched both again tonight.

Liked the first one more on second viewing, not enough to call it great, but good.  Second one still fell flat for me.

Seems like they are putting more freeze frame moments in, nice to see them getting back to that.  The last few seasons I've only noticed a few.

I'm getting them from Amazon VOD this season, since iTunes put those inane "security" questions in place I haven't bought anything from them.  Only drawback is the Amazon app on my Blu-Ray player doesn't seem to do surround sound, but I can play them on my Kindle Fire and you hear all kinds of faint background stuff when using headphones.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on June 25, 2012, 09:31:56 AM
Im, were you using an anonymizer when it happened?  What was the outcome?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 25, 2012, 10:30:04 AM
infant and toddler versions of bender will never not be cute.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ScottotD on June 26, 2012, 02:29:31 AM
I really liked the second ep, classic Futurama says me
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 26, 2012, 07:15:10 PM
Really enjoyed the first. Barely made it through the second. Looks like it'll be another season of hit and misses.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on June 28, 2012, 05:50:47 AM
"zebra entrance" :D
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: gavind on June 28, 2012, 10:33:54 AM
Really enjoyed the first. Barely made it through the second. Looks like it'll be another season of hit and misses.

My fingers crossed on this. Hope they make a better one next time.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MrTorso on July 01, 2012, 06:04:40 PM
Im, were you using an anonymizer when it happened?  What was the outcome?

Wasn't. Got a vaguely threatening formletter from the company and it named our IP and the file I downloaded and gave me an option to pay it off and never hear from them again.  It might have been a shakedown, but I did it.

Damn. Mine was just a threat letter sent by HBO to my ISP and then forwarded to me. They gave me 24 hours to delete it and I got the letter 2 days after I watched it and deleted it. 
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 12, 2012, 05:31:55 PM
Best episode in a long time, laughed my ass off.

And it started off with a big laugh at this, especially since I was watching on the computer:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp6/futuramaOK.jpg)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on July 15, 2012, 07:28:08 PM
Anyone else notice the Star Wars Holiday Special reference in the last episode?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 15, 2012, 09:10:37 PM
Anyone else notice the Star Wars Holiday Special reference in the last episode?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Yes, I noticed it right away.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on July 17, 2012, 08:35:14 AM
Futurama's gone on my TV until Viacom and DirecTV make up.  Looks like I'll have to bittorrent!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2012, 09:26:23 AM
Support the show, buy it!  Even the episodes that are below average are worth $2 (SD) or $3 (HD) each.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on July 17, 2012, 09:33:24 AM
That's true, although, I'm sure Viacom gets the biggest chunk of that right now, and I don't think they deserve squat.

I wish I could make out a check directly to the cast and crew.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2012, 11:54:17 AM
That's true, although, I'm sure Viacom gets the biggest chunk of that right now, and I don't think they deserve squat.

I wish I could make out a check directly to the cast and crew.

Also true.  But I'm sure the cast and producers do get royalties.  And the more people that buy it every season the better the chances of getting more seasons made.  And thus paying the cast and crew even more.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 19, 2012, 10:56:17 PM
Another good one.  Love it when they do weird sports.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 26, 2012, 08:47:08 PM
Three great ones in a row now.  And 250 Futurama points to boot!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 16, 2012, 09:43:43 PM
So, no one else watching this season?

I thought last week was average, but the previous 4 in a row were outstanding.

This week was a sweet one, not quite as good as Lethal Inspection but close.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Space version 2.0 on August 17, 2012, 05:24:47 PM
I'll have to give them all another watch or two, but so far I haven't thought much of this season. I mean, I liked the one with Hermes turning into a robot even though I didn't find it all that funny, just enjoyed the story. Though Bender's reaction to Hermes' shiny metal ass is the best moment of the season for me.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 17, 2012, 05:56:38 PM
Latest episode was easily the best of the season.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 17, 2012, 06:11:48 PM
I've enjoyed this season a lot so far! All the new seasons have really been of the same caliber of any of the prior seasons, really.  Every season had some decent episodes, great episodes, and a few fantastic episodes... as well as a couple iffy episodes thrown in here and there, and the recent (new) seasons have been about the same... So no complaints from me!!

Oh and this last episode was some good fun too.... I hope they come back to the brother sometime.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Space version 2.0 on August 30, 2012, 03:14:20 PM
Patrick Stewart on Futurama? Fucking, finally.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on August 30, 2012, 03:35:33 PM
Yeah this has been a good Futurama season. I feel like the pressure's off. There's no more, "Have they lost their touch while they were cancelled?" They can relax and settle back in, and I can settle back in and enjoy. I'm watching Futurama with the same expectations that I used to, and that's a good thing. :^)
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Post by: goflyblind on August 30, 2012, 04:31:20 PM
best springsteen reference evar.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 30, 2012, 05:43:15 PM
best springsteen reference evar.

I'd probably crash if I ever read that for real on one of those electronic road signs.  That fox hunt episode had the most moments this season where you shouldn't be eating or drinking.  I almost fell out of my chair at "missed it by that much".

This season has been really good, best in a long time overall, mixing it up between sweet and hilarious.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 07, 2012, 10:15:49 AM
I had a hard time buying into Naturama. I like the end-of-season anthology episodes, but this one just didn't feel as clever as the other ones are. It still brought the laughter, but it felt kind of beneath them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 07, 2012, 11:33:42 AM
I think I really liked the repeated digs at meaning and hope.

I thought they over did that just a little, a little less would have been more funny (IMHO).  It started to get predictable, therefore less funny.

As for the rock falling on the turtles causing their extinction, it was like a day later that I thought of it as an analogy for all the big impacts that have wiped out most life on the planet.  Don't know if that's what they were going for but it gave me a second laugh at that gag a day later.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on April 22, 2013, 11:56:15 AM
Arrrrrgh! Not again!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/22/futurama-ending-this-summer-cancelled-canceled-by-comedy-central?abthid=5175524235df348e31000004
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 22, 2013, 12:04:48 PM
I'm a big fan of the original series, the movies, and the 2010 season. But I haven't been able to get into any new episodes in two years. I just feel like Futurama has run its course.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 22, 2013, 02:16:51 PM
That's probably because they haven't seemed to HAVE any new episodes in two years.

Friggin ComCen and their stupid spread-out schedules. When does this shit even air?!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 22, 2013, 02:46:45 PM
There have been new episodes, but there are long gaps between seasons. Since they've come back, they only air 12 new episodes. There have been (and will be when the last episode airs) 54 new episodes.

But, believe it or not, this is a good thing. Futurama is ending gracefully after a miraculous rebirth in 2007. They got a chance to do a lot of stuff that was absolutely amazing. I'm grateful that we all got to experience it. They can leave with their heads held high knowing that they brought their creation full circle.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Kete on April 22, 2013, 03:07:30 PM
The new ones have been hit and miss.  I really enjoyed The Late Philip J Fry.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on April 22, 2013, 04:04:56 PM
I think the new seasons have had pretty much the same percentage of good episodes and bad episodes as the original seasons, once you remove the original seasons' rose-tinted nostalgia goggles.

I'll miss it if it ends, but I'm glad we had a little more time with the characters.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: ManUnderMask on April 22, 2013, 06:03:20 PM
I'm man enough to admit I cried at the end of Jurassic Bark.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 22, 2013, 06:14:14 PM
I didn't cry. I was mad. I was all "OH! NOT FUCKING COOL!"
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2013, 06:36:15 PM
Yeah, that episdoe really made me tear up. But that also means I don't revisit it like the other ones that are funnier.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Rainbow Dash on April 22, 2013, 06:51:07 PM
The new ones have been hit and miss.  I really enjoyed The Late Philip J Fry.

Same here.  I'm a bit torn on this news.  The show's never really been back.  It's had a few good episodes, but outside that one, no great ones.  They never really got their groove back.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 22, 2013, 06:55:28 PM
The new ones have been hit and miss.  I really enjoyed The Late Philip J Fry.

This may just be me, but I found the "misses" to get better on rewatch.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on April 23, 2013, 02:43:32 AM
Yeah, that episdoe really made me tear up. But that also means I don't revisit it like the other ones that are funnier.

I think the infamous ending of Jurassic Bark makes everyone forget how freaking hilarious the rest of the episode is. Every part related to Bender's magic act is golden, and the line about the "Daily Growl" might be my most quoted Futurama line.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 23, 2013, 11:37:56 AM
And that's different than every other episode how?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 23, 2013, 11:54:10 AM
Bender, let's not forget, was a brutal tyrant of Osiris 4.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Lembach on April 24, 2013, 05:11:44 AM
(http://i.minus.com/ibmuQp3k9U3dLa.gif)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on April 25, 2013, 11:28:46 PM
I'll be sad to see it go again.  It was quite a thrill to get new episodes, and I don't know if its me being more forgiving than others, but I don't think I've been disapointed by a single episode, or any of the "movies".  Some are better than others of course, but I can't call any of them bad.  I just love those characters too much, and I don't feel they've ever had an episode that wasn't true to them.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 30, 2013, 05:51:08 PM
The first and third episodes have been a bit weak, but I really like the second one. Full of really odd callbacks.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 30, 2013, 06:03:26 PM
I really liked the mobius drag-strip

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

They've all been pretty strong IMO..... also, looking at the production listing compared to the airing order, it seems this half-season is as f***ed up as the original 4 (5) seasons were before they got cancelled the first time.

I bet they'll be in proper order for the DVD though. (I hope)
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 01, 2013, 06:59:57 AM
The first and third episodes have been a bit weak, but I really like the second one. Full of really odd callbacks.

I liked the 2nd one best so far as well.

I've never seen any of those Tokyo drift or fast & furious movies, so I'm guessing the first one would be more funny if I had?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on July 01, 2013, 07:06:56 AM
I'm interested in seeing how they wrap things up, but IMO they peaked during their 2010 run, everything since then has been "meh." As much as I love Futurama, I can't say I'm all that interested in more new episodes.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 05, 2013, 10:44:44 AM
How could an episode all about Benders ass be so blah? 

No real hilarious episode yet this season, pretty sad that this summer Hot In Cleavland has made me laugh more than Futurama...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 05, 2013, 11:08:00 AM
I have to say that if people were judging the entire pre-cancellation (1st) series the same as they've been judging this recent (post movies) series, they'd be incredibly disappointed in the whole show.

These past few seasons have been on par with, if not at times better than, much of the original 4 (5 if you're Fox) seasons... which had their stand-out episodes (that seem to be all anyone remembers now) as well as their incredibly bland slow semi-boring episodes. Hell, I just watched the first 4 episodes again last night, and they're really kind of painful.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 05, 2013, 12:00:28 PM
Guess I should have said "this half season" or "this summer" instead of "this season", there were some good ones in the first half.

There's still hope, 2 of the last 5 are listed as being written by Eric Horsted, the last one by Ken Keeler, and most of the titles look promising.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 10, 2013, 10:21:42 AM
This last one was pretty good, lots of good laughs.

Rewatching previous ones I liked the first more for some reason.  The second was pretty good before but I think knowing the gag actually makes the first half of the episode more funny.  The rest still pretty flat for me.  So 3 out of 9 so far, that's probably about average.

Have to avoid expecting too much from the last few...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: modelmeg on August 10, 2013, 01:04:33 PM
It sucks it's being cancelled (again!). The Simpsons should have been cancelled in 2000. It's terrible now. Matt Groening should have put his efforts into Futurama instead. It's like Family Guy vs American Dad. Family Guy started great. I used to love it. Now I can't even watch it anymore. It went from "edgy" to cruel and uninspired. American Dad, however, is a much superior show with a lot more heart. Not to mention that it has one of the best animated characters of all time in Roger. Unfortunately, Family Guy and The Simpsons are the ones that bring in all the ratings.  >:(
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: k1 on August 12, 2013, 04:34:42 PM
Just came across a box in my garage with a set of the old action figures from Futurama (and the live action show of The Tick). Forgot about the Futurama ones! I think my wife bought them.  :highfive:

Now if only I can find my old series 1 TMNT ones that are still in the packages from when I was a kid... I know they're at my parents house somewhere...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 12, 2013, 05:39:31 PM
Just think: the guy who created The Tick wrote the Firefly episodes Jaynestown and Trash.

My friend across the street when I was growing up had the ENTIRE tmnt action set. Technodrome, Turtle Van, every weird character they ever made a figure of... I am still jealous and may try to buy some someday just to make up for it all.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 29, 2013, 05:31:09 PM
 Don't want to spoil it for anyone that hasn't seen the latest episode so:

 That "thing" in the locker room with Bender had me on the floor, man that was funny.

 Overall it was a funny episode.

 Only one more to go......
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 29, 2013, 07:00:16 PM
It's RANDY!!!

I love how a random one-off character who only had a name behind-the-scenes ended up becoming a well used character. Randy is the favourite of pretty much all the cast and crew.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 04, 2013, 02:50:52 PM
No more Futurama after tonight. Hope they end on a high note...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on September 04, 2013, 02:56:58 PM
i just hope they don't welch on zoidberg's ending.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 04, 2013, 03:41:49 PM
I think they're going to stand by that one. It felt like the writers were sending Zoidberg out with the kind of happy ending they weren't going to have time for in the finale.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 04, 2013, 07:38:42 PM
Well that was an excellent ending.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on September 04, 2013, 09:53:43 PM
I loved it. It was great to end on a story that was somehow both large scale, and also small and intimate.

I will absolutely be thrilled if the show gets picked up somewhere else (or maybe gets turned into a real movie), but if this really IS the end...it's been a hell of a run, and I am grateful for all of it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 04, 2013, 10:44:42 PM
Beautiful and perfect way to end the series, while still leaving a door open for a future, should it ever re-re-resurect. If this is it, I feel closure. If it's not, I'll look forward to more.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: goflyblind on September 05, 2013, 05:19:08 AM
that'll do, pig. that'll do.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: McDonald's on September 05, 2013, 12:41:15 PM
Hey I just walked in here....they cancelled futurama again!??!?!?  NOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on September 05, 2013, 12:44:50 PM
Waiting for it to show up in iTunes.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 05, 2013, 03:12:46 PM
Well that was an incredibly beautiful episode. Well done, Futurama.

I still hope for more direct-to-DVD movies. Not right away though... Let the series itself rest a bit and then maybe at least one action-packed "coda" of sorts.

Whatever, I can't wait for the commentary.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on September 05, 2013, 06:34:29 PM
Just watched it. I didn't think it was that great.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 05, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
I thought it was really good.  Many great call backs.  Great way to end it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 06, 2013, 01:35:39 PM
Just watched it. I didn't think it was that great.

As an episode or as an "end"?
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on September 06, 2013, 01:45:19 PM
Just watched it. I didn't think it was that great.

As an episode or as an "end"?

I just seemed average. I didn't find it terribly funny or touching like a lot of people did. I was just kind of bored the whole way through.
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Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 06, 2013, 01:58:05 PM
Just watched it. I didn't think it was that great.

As an episode or as an "end"?

I just seemed average. I didn't find it terribly funny or touching like a lot of people did. I was just kind of bored the whole way through.
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I definitely get what you're saying

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...and I'm glad they purposefully left it a bit open, considering I know they are already shopping around the prospect of a movie (or more).

I still don't want another season-based series, but that (to me) was a nice Futurama-y way to conclude the series. It wasn't huge and in your face and action packed and "Here's our absolute goodbye, Going out with a bang!" and that's what I liked about it.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 06, 2013, 03:24:17 PM
I was a very "Futurama-y" way to end it.  Perfectly fine ending if it never comes back.  And they have been doing the time loop stuff quite often from the beginning so why not go out that way.

I'd like someone like Netflix to pick it up as maybe 90 minutes a couple times a year, that might be the best format to continue with.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: McDonald's on September 06, 2013, 09:57:53 PM
It was a nice ending episode.  The funny parts were pretty funny.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: modelmeg on September 11, 2013, 02:13:48 PM
I just finished it. I liked the episode. There are already a lot of sweet Fry and Leela episodes, though, so I actually found myself more affected by the previous Zoidberg centric episode. After so many years of constant abuse it was really lovely to see his character get a happy ending. I'm gonna miss Futurama. It's like a little dash of sunshine. I really hope that they continue putting out movies.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on September 13, 2013, 11:12:14 PM
While all of your hopeful outlook on continued Futurama stories is understandable and somewhat admirable, I gotta say that it's almost a near certainty that Futurama has reached its final end. David Cohen has said that he already felt like he was in the bonus rounds of the whole Futurama rebirth event and that he was surprised that they were renewed for new episodes in 2011. And honestly, I don't think there are very many good Futurama stories left to tell. The past three broadcast seasons, I feel, were weak compared to the 2010 broadcast season and the features that came before it. It has felt like for me that they had a very good run with those movies and episodes, but then sort of ran out of gas and the whole thing became forced and uninspired. I think it's probably best to leave these characters where they are in our memories and all move on with our lives. All shows end. Even the Simpsons will have to go off the air at some point. We were extremely lucky that Futurama was resurrected once and we got a lot of good stuff out of it, but I think it's time to be thankful for what we have and let go.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: RoninFox on September 14, 2013, 01:46:25 AM
Said it before and I'll say it again.  I don't understand why anyone would be disappointed in the new episodes unless they had just put the older episodes on such a pedestal in their minds that no new episodes would ever live up to them.  In the past year I've watched the entire run of Futurama from beginning to end, and the seasons that are on Netflix I've cycled through more than once.  It's my usual show to wind down before bed.  I thought the first season was mostly good, it improved in its second and third season, then it hit a stride.  The only real dips in quality I can think of are the pacing of the DVD movies.  They were good, but the format made them all seem overlong and not as cohesive since they had to work as movies and as cut up episodes.  The word uninspired just seems utterly wrong to me.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 14, 2013, 09:18:35 AM
I would also disagree with the "forced and uninspired" idea.  There certainly were changes in the writing staff and it showed.  But, while I don't think they had as as many great episodes the last few years as before, they did have them, and they were just as good as any of the older ones.

The danger of going to movies is if one isn't good it's a big fail, and a long wait for the next one.  One bad 20 minute episode is easier to overlook, and move on next week.  But I can't believe they would bomb for an entire 90 minutes, so it would be a matter of picking out good bits in any one that might have a weak story.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 14, 2013, 09:18:49 AM
While all of your hopeful outlook on continued Futurama stories is understandable and somewhat admirable, I gotta say that it's almost a near certainty that Futurama has reached its final end. David Cohen has said that he already felt like he was in the bonus rounds of the whole Futurama rebirth event and that he was surprised that they were renewed for new episodes in 2011. And honestly, I don't think there are very many good Futurama stories left to tell.


So their comments A MONTH AGO that they "hope to continue on somehow" through possible movies and "maybe a big-screen effort" because they "still have stories to tell" were all smoke and mirrors?!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 14, 2013, 09:27:58 AM
My only real problem with a big-screen theatrical movie is that in order to accomodate the general public, they would have to go back to the beginning and retell the setup for the show.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 14, 2013, 10:51:30 AM
My only real problem with a big-screen theatrical movie is that in order to accomodate the general public, they would have to go back to the beginning and retell the setup for the show.

Yeah, like Serenity did. God I hate that movie.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on September 14, 2013, 11:54:29 AM
They might want to continue, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea. You can only ride a horse for so long before it collapses beneath you. I don't hold the old episodes on a pedastal at all. In fact, I think the 2010 season and Bender's Big Score were the best things Futurama has done. For my money, the two best episodes are The Late Philip J. Fry and Prisoner of Benda, hands down. But since 2011, I have to say that I think the entire thing has been forced. It just hasn't been as good as it used to be, it happens, and I really think it's time to let the Futurama legacy be what it is.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 14, 2013, 12:02:11 PM
You can only ride a horse for so long before it collapses beneath you.

That happened to me once. Such a sad day. I'll miss Bridger for the rest of my life.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: modelmeg on September 14, 2013, 06:02:40 PM
My only real problem with a big-screen theatrical movie is that in order to accomodate the general public, they would have to go back to the beginning and retell the setup for the show.

Yeah, like Serenity did. God I hate that movie.

 :'(
I fucking love that movie.  :speechless:
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 14, 2013, 06:08:27 PM
My only real problem with a big-screen theatrical movie is that in order to accomodate the general public, they would have to go back to the beginning and retell the setup for the show.

Yeah, like Serenity did. God I hate that movie.

 :'(
I fucking love that movie.  :speechless:

I was being sarcastic!! I would never purposefully make you cry. Can't you see that I love you?!?!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 14, 2013, 09:23:53 PM
I just don't see them doing a theatrical release, not sure any studio would back that.  And besides, has there been a 2D animated film since The Simpsons?  Everything these days seems to be Pixar type animation or the occasional stop motion type. 

There are so many more ways to release a project now, I'm thinking either Netflix or Amazon Prime, or direct to disc and VOD.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on September 14, 2013, 11:44:37 PM
And besides, has there been a 2D animated film since The Simpsons?

Yep. Princess and the Frog, Winnie the Pooh, Ponyo, The Secret World of Arietty...just to name a few.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Thrifty Version II on September 15, 2013, 04:38:09 AM
I just want to go back to the old days.  When a show was cancelled, you accepted it and didn't revive it over and over and over again.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: anais.butterfly on September 15, 2013, 08:36:36 AM
I liked the ending. I didn't see any of the concerns you guys have about it being left open for another series. It left the idea, in my head, that these characters we have grown to love will continue on in their universe, while we can re-live all their adventures by re-watching the series from the beginning.

I thought it was lovely.
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 15, 2013, 09:55:29 AM
I just want to go back to the old days.  When a show was cancelled, you accepted it and didn't revive it over and over and over again.

Ha!  It's like they have changed the stages of grief.

Now we've got:

Sad that it's gone
Hope that it might come back.
Anger at the rumors it is coming back but the deals always fall apart.
Concern as time passes that it might come back different.
Fear that it might come back as a horrible movie (AKA: Lone Ranger Syndrome).

So, no acceptance, sorry.  There is a TVLand Zombie Apocalypse joke forming in my head but I don't have time to get the wording sorted out right now...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: doggans on September 15, 2013, 07:29:44 PM
I just want to go back to the old days.  When a show was cancelled, you accepted it and didn't revive it over and over and over again.

Funny, *I* want to go back to the old days, where the decision about when to end a story was in the hands of the story*tellers*, instead of the businessmen with strictly commercial motives.

So I guess I'm off to Ancient Greece. Catch you later, modern times!
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Darth Geek on September 15, 2013, 07:36:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/mvaUwagX_uU?hl
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Tripe on September 16, 2013, 09:32:32 AM
Damn male pattern baldness...
Title: Re: Where's my Futurama?
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 20, 2017, 05:43:01 AM
Futurama is back for a one episode podcast special.  All of the original cast!  Some writers too, I guess!

https://www.youtube.com/v/BxF1zjlEU-A